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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.
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The Thin Yellow Line
The union representing sports drug testers is calling for an agreed code of practice in the wake of dawn raids on rugby league players' homes.
The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has reported growing concerns from Drug Control Officers in the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority about home testing.
National secretary Stephen Jones said officers were concerned about the potential for confrontation due to the lack of clear guidelines for home testing.
"Our members feel a bit like the meat in the sandwich," Jones said.
"We need clear and agreed standards regulating the conduct of testing at athlete's homes in order to preserve the good working relationship between Drug Control Officers, athletes and sports organisations.
"Everyone wants to see professional sport drug free and we accept that ASADA has the power to conduct testing anywhere and anytime. However, there needs to be a recognition that home testing is, by its nature, invasive and increases stress and tension for athlete and tester alike. "
Rugby League Player's Association (RLPA) spokesperson Matt Rodwell described the move as 'a great idea.'
Rodwell told Workers Online the current situation was confusing for players and there was a need to clarify the issues surrounding home testing.
He said players did not have adequate information about how home testing was supposed to occur.
"We think developing a Code of Practice deserves support," Rodwell said.
Tony Dempsey from the Rugby Union Players Association also indicated backed the proposal.
"We see it as a positive step forward and we'll be discussing the proposal when we meet with our counterparts from Rugby League and the AFL early next week," he said.
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