The truth has been breaking out in all sorts of strange places this week.
Interview: Organising In Cyberspace
Workers Online speaks to the ACTU's Union Organiser of the Year, Greg Harvey from the RTBU, who has been using cutting edge ways to communicate with a blue-collar workforce spread across five states.
Industrial: How Low Is Low
Neale Towart looks at the much hyped link between minimum wages and employment
Industrial: Cloak and Dagger
The Howard Govwernment has begun rolling out workshops to inform employers on how to use WorkChoices. Sean Ambrose sneaked through the doors for Workers Online.
Unions: Bad Medicine
Nathan Brown reports on how Australia Postís dodgy Faculty Nominated Doctor system is leaving sick workers feeling worse.
History: Right Turn, Clyde
Bob Gould believes news of Clyde Cameronís demise may be premature
Economics: Long Division
Kenneth Davidson looks at a successful political strategy
International: Union Proud
A University of California librarian calls for union labels to increase worker visibility
Politics: Howardís Sick Joke
Phil Doyle looks at an attack on one of the great achievements of the union movement
Indigenous: The year of living dangerously
That mob in parliament house seems to be hopelessly out of touch with Indigenous Australia. So much so, that Graham Ring wonders if the House on the Hill is becoming a Ďcultural museumí.
Review: Lights, Camera, Strike!
Mandrake the Electrician has been down to the video store over the summer and rounded up the Top Ten Union Movies of all time.
Culture: News Front
If the owners are selling off papers, perhaps the unions should buy them says Mark Dobbie.
Wipeout: Minchin Surfs New Wave
Scoop-idity: How The Truth Was Nicked
Howard's Bastard Under Lock and Key
Bank Shops Skilled Workers
Debnam Dogs on Libs
Jacko: "I'm Bad"
Computer Strike Could Crash System
Builders' Cleavage Strikes Gold
Andrews Cops Legal Buffeting
Brough Love for Women
CFMEU Aids Escape
Hunt on for Asbestos Crims
Unions Counsel Queen
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Rowan Cahill critiques Gerard Hendersonís unique take on history
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Hunt on for Asbestos Crims
WorkCover is expected to launch an inquiry into the exposure of emergency workers to asbestos at Holsworthy Army Barracks, following union cals to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Workers Online understands WorkCover is close to announcing an inquiry after revelations, last week, that up to 250 workers may have contracted fatal illnesses while training at the barracks.
Unions representing workers exposed to the asbestos last week called on WorkCover to conduct an immediate investigation into the possibility of breaches to the Occupation Health and Safety Act.
"The risk to those exposed is a serious one and WorkCover must act quickly to ensure that any possible breaches of the act are exposed," Unions NSW secretary John Robertson said.
Robertson said that Unions NSW had developed an eight-point plan to deal with the crisis and called on the Government to act.
As well as an investigation, the plan calls for:
* a briefing, information booklets and counseling for all workers who may have been exposed and their families;
* a screening program be established through the Dust Diseases Board; and,
* a register and a surveillance program for all workers and families.
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