If the Answer is Nuclear ….
At least George Dubya still has some influence. Not in his own country, certainly not in Europe, not even in the former dominions of Latin America.
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
Death Site Under Wraps
Lets Get Physical, Building Bosses
Retailers Spotlight Wage Cuts
Sparkie Vote Will Go To the Wire
More Front Than Meyer
Nine Vanish in Melbourne Triangle
Black is White, Andrews
Kev Nicks from Kids
Toothless Tiger Squeals
High Standard Bugs Boss
Labor Roots In Graft Allegations
ALP Urged to Front Up
On the Road Again
Activists What's On
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.
Spotlight on WorkChoices
The Westie Wing
Our favourite MP, Ian West reports from Macquarie Street on some strange collective acction.
Riders on the Strom
No Gerry Can
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Nine Vanish in Melbourne Triangle
A Port Melbourne company has used a series of corporate manoeuvres to leave nine sacked union activists out in the cold.
The AIRC endorsed all their sacking under WorkChoices laws that deny unjustified dismissal recourse to anyone with less than 100 workmates.
To bring itself into Canberra's sack-at-will zone, Port Melbourne outfit, Triangle Cables, restructured using dubious labour hire arrangements, and denied responsibility for workers scattered across the globe.
The AIRC, operating under new WorkChoices regulations, ruled all nine sackings were valid, last week.
The NUW said that in August, last year, Triangle Cable's chief engineer quit, reappeared as a labour hire operator, and won the contract to supply his former employer.
None of these people were included in the 97 employees Triangle claimed to have had at the time of the dismissals.
A Thai-based company of the same name, which employes 22 staff, was exempted when the AIRC ruled that, under the Corporations Act, it was not a related entity.
Workers Online can reveal that the official Triangle Cables website, lists that operation as part of the group.
The same website still boasts18 operations, worldwide, but the company successfully argued that none, outside Melbourne, employed any staff.
The nine union members, who had been active in industrial and health and safety matters, were all axed when WorkChoices came into effect in March.
Workers Online understands the NUW will now seek remedies in the federal court, arguing discrimination against its members on the grounds of their union involvement.
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