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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Vehicle Jobs on Skids
Unions are meeting with administrators and car companies in a last-ditch bid to save thousands of auto components jobs.
Ajax Fasteners, a Braeside company employing 189 people, is on the verge of liquidation and its products are widely used in Australian vehicle assembly.
AMWU Victorian assistant secretary, Steve Dargavel, says federal government inactivity threatens families across the state.
"We are trying to get a package to keep Ajax Fasteners from going under," Dargavel said.
"Yet again, the federal government is sitting on its hands while manufacturing jobs go down the drain.
"We have just had stand-downs because Huon Corporation went into administration, and this complete lack of support is biting again, with another supplier on the line and widespread stand-downs looming.
"Workers in the vehicle industry face uncertain futures because of government and employer inaction.'
Dargavel said the immediate priority, for unions, was securing the entitlements of Ajax employees. But the specialist nature of the company's production meant there would be immediate flow-on stand-downs if it couldn't continue.
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