The Power of Ones
Lorissa Sevens is no shrinking violet; she had mown down attackers for her nation playing defence for the Matildas. But even this sort of toughness means nothing in the face of WorkChoices.
Interview: The Month Of Living Dangerously
When the mobs took over the streets of Dili it was the people of East Timor that bore the brunt. Elisabeth Lino de Araujo from Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA was there to witness what happened.
Unions: Staying Mum
Penrith mums, Linda Everingham and Jo Jacobson, are at the heart of a grassroots campaign to boot Jackie Kelly, out of federal parliament. Jim Marr caught up with one half of the sister act.
Economics: Precious Metals
There's a lot of spin around AWAs in the mining industry, but Tony Maher argues all that glitters is not gold.
Industrial: The Cold 100
The Iemma Government has come up with 100 reasons why WorkChoices is a dud, with 100 examples of ripped off workers
History: The Vinegar Hill Mob
This month's Blacktown Rally was not the first time workers had stood up for their rights in the region, writes Andrew Moore.
Legal: Free Agents
Is an independent contractor a small businessperson or a worker? The answer depends upon whether the contractor is genuinely ‘independent’ or not, writes Even Jones.
Politics: Under The Influence
Bob Gould thinks Sonny Bill Williams is a hunk; he reveals all in a left wing view of The Bulletin’s 100 most influential Australians, questioning the relevance of some, and adding a few of his own.
International: How Swede It Was
Geoff Dow pays tribute to the passing of Rudolf Meidner, one of the architects of the Swedish model of capitalism.
Review: Keating's Men Slam Dance on Howard
These punk rockers are out to KO WorkChoices. Nathan Brown joins the fray.
Jihad Johnny Targets Perth
Rio Sets Up Own Goal
Telstra Fails to Snag Protest
AWAs Bucket Queenslanders
Kev Gives Aussies the Finger
Movie Blue: Win-Win for Critics
Wage Cut Scam Legal
Hardie Boss Takes 60 Percent Rise
The Stack Goes On
Boss Opens Door For Thieves
Hendy Banks on Mass Amnesia
Eisteddfod Win: Your Rock At Work
Airline Crashes Into Paypackets
Canucks Can BHP
Activist's What's On!
Work Choice: US Military Style
John Howard has learnt a few lessons on workers rights from his Texan buddy, writes Rowan Cahill.
As Pru Goward slams into the glass ceiling of the NSW Liberal Party, Ian West considers how women are faring under the Howard-Costello Government.
The Locker Room
Oz Hails Sun King
A World Away
Phil Doyle is pleased that a display of subtle beauty and athletic grace has been overtaken by some good old-fashioned mindless violence
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Telstra Fails to Snag Protest
Telstra has used sausages to try and sell AWAs that dud staff of $10,000.
The company came up with its meaty distraction to try to lure dispatch centre workers away from a protest in Parramatta, last Friday.
CEPU members were protesting the telco's plans to relocate their jobs to Newcastle on individual contracts that would cut salaries by $10,000 a year.
CEPU organiser Shane Murphy said Telstra was doing its best to stop people from attending the demonstration.
"They used all sorts of tactics from threats if they left a minute early to a barbeque on the roof of the building," Murphy said.
More than 130 Parramatta dispatch centre workers, direct technicians to jobs, have been asked to apply for 63 positions doing the same thing in Newcastle for $10,000 less a year.
Under their enterprise agreement, the dispatch centre workers earn about $55,000 a year.
Murphy said the Federal Government's industrial relations changes had emboldened Telstra's penny-pinching.
"This is what John Howard's AWAs are about, slashing the wages of ordinary workers," Murphy said.
"The agenda of big companies like Telstra is to cut costs, through job losses and slashing pays, and AWAs are the key to making that possible."
Murphy said the barbeque at the protest proved more popular, with the vast majority avoiding the scab snags.
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