Independent of Facts
John Howard's mastery of the big lie was evident again this week.
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.
Howard Chews Up Lollipop Men
Ridout: WorkChoices “Revolutionary”
Voters: WorkChoices Rotten
Terror: WorkChoices Rule
Bussies Go Gangbusters
Strikers Drive Deal
Australia Faces Jobs Meltdown
Fat Lady Sings at Opera House
PM's Pick Burns Fire Fighters
Spooks Tail Early Risers
Telstra Boss Gets Crossed Line
Prof: Fair Pay Should Be Lower
TNT Snub is Dynamite
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
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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Strikers Drive Deal
Striking auto-parts workers have rescued 20 jobs and won $4000 payments for 100 retrenched staff, after originally being offered nothing by their bankrupt employer.
Workers at three Victorian companies owned by Huon Corporation called off a 10-day strike after their unions secured the deal.
The agreement will see major customers settle debts and pay higher prices until a buyer for the companies is found.
Retrenched staff at Empire Rubber in Bendigo, Mills Elastomers in Dandenong and FRN in Frankston will be paid $1000 for four weeks, with full entitlements depending on the outcome of mediation between the administrator and Huon.
AMWU Assistant Victorian secretary Steve Dargavel said unions had been able to achieve what Huon, the Federal Government or the car companies could not.
"While we wish all jobs could have been saved, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union and the National Union of Workers have been able to save over 20 jobs, and a portion of the entitlements of 100 workers who otherwise would have gotten nothing," Dargavel said.
Dargavel said he hoped with a better owner, the companies could turn their fortunes around.
"With a buyer committed to sustaining them rather than stripping away assets for his own personal gain as the previous director did, we hope that at least Empire Rubber in Bendigo and Mills Elastomers in Dandenong can become profitable companies again."
Mediation will take place between administrators and Huon director John Schultz over allegations the company's land was transferred into a property trust controlled by him and his daughter.
If mediation is unsuccessful the matter will go to a full trial.
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