||Issue No. 320||18 August 2006|
Fixing the WorkChoices Mess
Interview: A Life And Death Matter
Unions: Fighting Back
Industrial: What Cowra Means
Environment: Scrambling for Energy Security
Politics: Page Turner
Economics: The State of Labour
International: Workers Blood For Oil
History: Liberty in Spain
Review: Go Roys, Make A Noise
The Locker Room
Activist's What's On!
National Industrial Relations Forum 2006
Ends with cocktail evening
Fair Go From Here?
Hosted by the Australian State and Territory Governments, this one-day event provides an opportunity for employers, workers, social commentators and academics to engage in constructive and open debate about the real impact of the federal Work Choices legislation on the Australian workplace.
The forum provides an affordable opportunity to hear a balanced and broad range of views from reputed experts in academia and advocacy and will discuss the implications of the federal government's industrial relations changes examine ways of working under these changes and the implications for IR in practice and explore ways forward in the new IR environment.
Date: Thursday 24th August 2006
Conference website: www.iceaustralia.com/ir
Concert of solidarity with Iranian Bus drivers
The International Labour Solidarity Committee of the Worker Communist Party of Iran is organizing a concert of solidarity with workers of Tehran and Suburbs United Bus Company in particularly and generally workers in Iran. This night of solidarity focuses on fundraising for as many as 44 sacked bus workers and their families. The aim of the night is also raising public awareness towards unconditional returning of these sacked workers back to work, and freeing Osanloo, President of the executive board of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs United Bus Company. (Sherkate Vahed Otobosrani Tehran va Hoomeh).
The Iranian singers will in solidarity and support of workers of Tehran and suburbs United Bus Company, presents a very happy night to the audiences.
Speakers from workers union including Andrew Ferguson the State Secretary of the CFMEU and Robert Coombs the Branch Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia will in support of these workers speak at the function.
Foods and drinks will be available in the hall.
Place: Granville Youth & Community Recreation Centre, 34 Memorial Drive, Granville
When: Saturday 26th August
What time: starting 7pm up to 12pm
• Adult $ 15
Please book - phone Nazeri on 0411-553-152
Rally for WA Workers
Sydney rally to support workers on the Mandurah railway project. 107 workers face fines of $28,600 and legal fees under the Howard Government's new work laws for taking industrial action.
Solidarity rally: protest the prosecutions
Make Life Fair Everywhere
September 20, Wednesday,
Rekindling the Flames of Discontent: How the Labour and Folk Movements Work Together
A Conference - Dinner - Concert
The Brisbane Labour History Association is holding a Conference/Dinner/Concert on Saturday 23 September. This event will explore the historical relationship between the labour movement and the folk movement in Australia with a particular emphasis on Queensland.
Why? To celebrate the history of the interaction between the Folk and Labour movements, and promote its longevity.
When? Saturday 23 September. Conference from 1pm. Concert from 7pm.
Where? East Brisbane Bowls Club, Lytton Rd, East Brisbane, Next to Mowbray Park
It is still in the formative stages, but to date the following are confirmed:
1-5pm CONFERENCE (will include music with the presentations):
5 - 7pm Drinks followed by DINNER
7 - 11pm CONCERT
Pope Talks IR
Monday 25 September 2006.
Brisbane Work and Industry Futures QUT, and the Department of Industrial Relations Griffith University are convening a one-day conference that explores Work, Industrial Relations and Popular Culture.
David Pope, the cartoonist behind the Heinrich Hinze cartoons will be Keynote Speaker with his presentation - "Is the pen mightier than s356? Cartoons and Work" (www.scratch.com.au)
We welcome any paper that explores the manner in which popular culture is used by unions, management or policy makers or alternatively, how work and industrial relations is represented within popular culture.
Sub-themes for the conference include: - Policy, Influence and Modern Mediums - Which is Reality, Work or TV? - Popular Music: Is it the End of the Working Class Man? - Working in the Movies: What do we see? - Popular Culture as a Teaching Tool. Call for Papers. Abstracts are due 14 July 2006 Full papers are due 11 September 2006 Location; Southbank, Brisbane.
The convenors would welcome participants to submit proposed titles earlier to assist in preparations. For further information please contact Keith Townsend ([email protected]) or David Peetz ([email protected])
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