Open for Business?
While our focus in recent months has rightly been on the federal political arena, the first skirmish in the battle for rights for NSW workers will occur at the state election, due in just nine months.
Interview: Out of the Bedroom
Reverend Jim Wallis is leading a crusade to take the moral debate into the public arena.
Industrial: Cloak and Dagger
The Howard Government has begun a series of workshops to sell its WorkChoice vsision. Sean Ambrose sneaked through the doors for Workers Online.
Jim Comerford’s eyewitness account of the 15-month Lockout of 10,000 New South Wales miners in1929-1930 records the inside story of Australia’s most bloody and bitter industrial conflict
Legal: The Fantasy of Choice
Professor Ron McCallum argues the WorkChoices laws are built on a fundamental fiction.
Politics: Labor Pains
Labor has dealt itself out of the crucial workplace relations debate by failing to articulate a credible policy alternative to Howard’s new WorkChoices legislation, argues Mark Heearn and Grant Michelson
Economics: Economics and the Public Purpose
Evan Jones pays tribute to John Kenneth Galbraith, a big man who never stopped arguing that economics should serve the public good, not create public squalor.
Corporate: House of Horrors
Anthony Keenan takes a tour of Sydney’s notorious, Asbestos House, courtesy of Gideon Haig.
History: Clash Of Cultures
Neale Towart with a new take on Mayday through the words of a punk icon
International: Childs Play
An ILO report into Child Labour shows some progress is being made to curb this gobal scurge .
Culture: Folk You Mate!
Phil Doyle dodges Morris Dancers to find signs of Working Life at the National Folk Festival in Canberra over the Easter Weekend.
Review: Last Holeproof Hero
Finally, a superhero who has worked out how to wear his underpants. Nathan Brown ogles V for Vendetta
Laughing All The Way To MacBank
Perth Apartments Go Like a Bomb
AWAs - Just Say No!
Andrews Puts Contracts on Families
Safety Laws Mine New Depths
Builder Threatens Homes
Beazley to Halt Maxi-Scam
Umpire Stumps Minister
Worker Dumped Over Casual Affair
Councils Trash Workers
Union Journo Escapes Fiji
Canucks Crash Howard’s Party
Labor's environment spokesman Antony Albanese argues that Chrernobyl is one reason why the ALP should stand firm on nuclear.
The Locker Room
A Sort Of Homecoming
Phil Doyle plays to the whistle.
Psychometric Testing for Bullies
The Westie Wing
Our favourite MP, Ian West reports from Macquarie Street on some strange collective acction.
Pleased with Beazley
What is Working Class
National Day of Protest
Higher Profile for Labor
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Solidarity what a word, remember when it meant every thing to a trade unionist?
Well for far too many it means nothing today, Howard must love us, the union movement the ALP, we each take our side and rubbish the other.
Howard has no need to divide and conquer we do it for him.
Let us not pretend that solidarity means something to us all,some just refuse to open a dictionary and read what the word means.
This country born unionist thinks it means united we bargin divided we beg,it means we all must work for a Labor victory.
Those that came before us demand we unite and fight now.
Today we live in dark days tucking our heads in the sand will not do it.
Have you been told to only talk on site to union members? and only in isolated places?
Have you seen workers in civil construction told to wear raincoats because no blueys will be bought for warmth? at 4am?
Fire up Australia not with union busting strikes, with pride and solidarity lets unite against Howard let us all be there that fine day the Labor prime minister SACKS the building industry task group.
Those who come here to read our page but do not leave the office to find out why a kid gets $50 a month and bashed!
Or cares nothing about docked pays for collecting for a dead man, who are not offended by cold workers wearing rain coats for warmth on clear sunny days but in freezeing cold winds.
united we bargin divided we beg lets unite name and shame this mob
After all it's still true today workers united will NEVER be defeated!
Allan Bell, NSW
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