Good Versus Evil
So it's come to this - working women's groups that alert clients to union activities will be denied federal government funding and, effectively, forced to close.
Interview: A Life And Death Matter
Macquarie Street and Canberra are squaring off over safety in the workplace, NSW Minister for Industrial relations, John Della Bosca, explains what's at stake.
Unions: Fighting Back
When John Howard's building industry enforcer started threatening people's homes, one couple hit the road. Jim Marr met them in Sydney.
Industrial: What Cowra Means
The ruling on the Cowra abattoir case highlights the implications of the new IR rules, according to John Howe and Jill Murray
Environment: Scrambling for Energy Security
Howard Government hypocrisy is showcased in its climate change manoeuvring, Stuart Rosewarne writes:
Politics: Page Turner
A new book leaves no doubt about whether the faction came before the ego, Nathan Brown writes.
Economics: The State of Labour
The capacity of the state to shape the political economy and thus improve the social lives of the people must be reasserted, argues Geoff Dow.
International: Workers Blood For Oil
A new book by Abdullah Muhsin and Alan Johnson lifts the lid on the bloody reality of US backed democracy for Iraq's trade unions
History: Liberty in Spain
Worker Self-Management is good management. The proof in Spain was in Catalania, Andalusia and continues in the Basque Country, as Neale Towart explains.
Review: Go Roys, Make A Noise
Phil Doyle thought he'd find nostalgia, but instead Vulgar Press' new book, Maroon & Blue is a penetrating insight into the suburban mind under stress.
Sprung: Light on Day
Mal Content to Challenge King
More Standover Tactics in WA
Qantas Holidays Delayed 150 Years
Hockey Wields Stick
We Have Ways of Cutting Your Pay
Jihad Johnny Targets Women
Council Workers Talk The Walk
Trujillo Slices Millions Off Bottom Line
Vehicle Jobs on Skids
Teachers Suspend Selves
Bishop Damns WorkChoices
Workers Rights On The Road
ACTU Backs Business, Germans
Activist's What's On!
The Locker Room
Phil Doyle plays by the rules
Chapter One - Tommy and "The Boy"
Pimps and Prostitutes
Ian West wonders what might happen if the NSW Coalition actually did win power next March at the State elections.
The Cruellest Cut
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Qantas Holidays Delayed 150 Years
Qantas engineers are being stiffed 150 years worth of leave, which unions say is leading to a fatigued, stressed out workforce.
Australia's largest airline is refusing to give engineers time off - despite each being owed an average 10 weeks annual leave.
The refusal comes as Qantas lays off almost 20 staff, who have the skills to cover from staff on holidays, from Sydney maintenance facilities.
Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) President Paul Cousins said Qantas management was putting cost-cutting ahead of its good name as an airline and employer.
"The real issue is the occupational health and safety aspects of this - the guys are continuing to work hard shifts and they're going to become fatigued if they're not getting their correct breaks," Cousins said.
The amount of leave owed to engineers is almost five times that owed to other Australian workers, which is 12 days on average.
The 16 jobs lost from Sydney maintenance were a result of Qantas's decision to close heavy maintenance at Mascot Airport and shift jobs to Brisbane and Avalon in Victoria.
Qantas is currently considering whether to move 450 maintenance jobs from Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport.
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