The Cowra Clause
The plight of the Cowra meatworkers is a fitting illustration of the way the new industrial laws will fundamentally shift the balance of relations in the Australian workplace.
Interview: Head On
John Buchanan has been warning that WorkChoices would be a car crash. Now he surveys the damage.
Unions: Do You Have a Moment?
CFMEU Mining national secretary Tony Maher lets fly at the new industrial laws.
Industrial: Vital Signs
In his new book, Craig Emerson argues that destroying unionism will not be in Australia's long term interests.
Economics: Taxing Times
Frank Stilwell argues that there are progressive alternatives to the slash and burn approach to tax reform.
Environment: It Ainít Necessarily So
Don't let anyone tell you that jobs and the environment are opposities, argues Neale Towart.
History: Melbourneís Hours
Neale Towart reluctantly pays homage to Victoria's celebration of the eight hour day.
Immigration: Opening the Floodgates
John Howard is deciding more and more foreign workers should come into this country - without the rights of citizenship, writes John Sutton,
Review: Pollie Fiction
For someone barely 25 years Sarah Doyle has an enviable track record in theatre behind her.
Poetry: The Cabal
Poetry returns to Workers Online with this rollicking ode to employer power.
Abattoir Boss Slaughters Andrews
More Slaughter in South Australia
Pickets Won't Face Cannon
Teens Win Thousands
Praise the Laws
Where The Bloody Hell Is Our Contract?
Building Crusade Raids Pockets
Workers Shows Its Hand
It's All Yellow, Mine Barons
Lismore Nine Breaks Ranks
Uber Bosses Clean Up
Howard's Skills Solution: Sack Apprentices
Spineless Companies Block Safety
Boxall in Sickie Backflip
Activist's What's On!
Democracy in Action
Former NSW Premier Neville Wran's speech to commemorate 150 years of responsible government.
The Westie Wing
There has been activity aplenty in the NSW Parliament this month, reports Ian West.
From Chaver to Cobber
John Robertson, Unions NSW Secretary, hosting Passover at Sydney Trades Hall discovers the first comrades followed a bloke called Moses.
Postcard from New Orleans
Mark Brenner surveys the long-term impact of Hurricane Katrina on the regions workers.
The Locker Room
My Country Right Or In Lane Five
Phil Doyle observes the golden shower at the recent Commonwealth Games, and asks what it means for the last great unpredictable drama.
Vale Bill Hartley
Unlike some of his comrades, Bill Hartley never departed from his position as a radical nor did he die rich in assets, writes Bob Scates.
Belly Spreads The Word
Lying Lies And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
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Lismore Nine Breaks Ranks
Nine Lismore businesses have turned their backs on WorkChoices to sign-up as Worker Friendly Workplaces.
The mixture of local authorities and privately-run small businesses, have committed themselves to five core standards developed by the Northern Rivers Unionists Network.
They have all agreed to pay award wages or better; recognise the right to collective bargaining; allow union access and not to use AWAs or cut existing entitlements.
"The campaign's going well. We are talking to a number of other interested employers and we are getting inquiries every day," Network Convenor, Punita Boardman, told Workers Online.
"We decided to take a positive approach because WorkChoices won't work if employers don't use it to attack family living standards.
"We are trying to reward good employers by encouraging friends and supporters to support their businesses."
Boardman said the Northern Rivers Network would also look to expose shonks who used the legislation to attack working conditions.
It has already launched an investigation into claims about the activities of some macadamia growers in the region.
The Northern Rivers top nine is: Dymocks Lismore, Southside Pharmacy, the Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre, Bolt and Findlay Solicitors, Red Inc, Southern Cross University Student Representative Council, and the Byron Bay, Clarence Valley and Kyogle Councils.
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