No the sky didnít fall in, but there were an awful lot of acorns falling on Australian workers this week as John Howardís dream of a workplace without rights became a reality.
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.
Doctors Orders - Take a Walke
Teens Changing the Landscape
Voters Desert Howard
Electrical Boss Zaps Safety
Buggers in Office
Pub With No Beer
Telstra's Townsville Shocker
ABCC: Safety a Gas
Rough Night Pays Off
Game, Set, Match Building Workers
Feds AWA Offers No Choice
Rowan Cahill critiques Gerard Hendersonís unique take on history
Will Westie's Wings be clipped, or will the Hills Angels repent and deliver?
The Locker Room
The Heart Of The Matter
Phil Doyle rolls up the red carpet and celebrates the death of an old foe
The Earl Speaks
Let Us Rejoice
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Letters to the Editor
Australia is going yet further down the path of Americanisation - Hi Guys!!! God that phrase makes me cringe, shiver and shake. Howard is a US sycophant as too many of our Pollies from both sides are. What next? - are we to go to war with Iran - how suicidally stupid can they get?
I am not religious and don't mind someone being Christian, Muslim, Buddist or whatever but I DO NOT WANT to be ruled by any theocracy! I also do not want to be governed by idiots who do the AWB's, Tampa's, Children Overboard etc etc.
The current IR scandal initiated by Howard and Company is obviously going to be made worse (keep current France in mind here) after the next election if Howard and Minchin are put back in plus don't forget Andrews and and the pseudo-Pom in charge of Foreign Affairs!
The ALP and all true working class people have to wake up and view reality and get the Bastards Honest at the next election by voting them out and placing them back in opposition where they rightfully belong.
Wake up Australia and get the ALP ball rolling!!!!!!!!!!
Mark Stubbs, NT
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