It is one of the great mysteries of Australian politics that the Prime Minister has managed to emerge unscathed from one of the most profound geo-political misadventures since history was first recorded.
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.
Howard Amps Up Repression
Andrews on the Fiddle
Robbo Flags Mobile Holidays
Shop Group Maroons Kids
BHP Confronts Chilean Resistance
The Thin Yellow Line
Safety Goes to the Dogs
Pollies Wings Clipped By Junket Ban
Technicians Win Action Ballot
Academics Take Contract Lessons
Hardie, Ha, Ha - Directors Laughing
Amcor Sends Hundreds Packing
Warren Goes to Ground
Activist's What's On!
The Locker Room
Phil Doyle plays by the rules
Chapter One - Tommy and "The Boy"
Seek and Ye Shall Find
Ian West wonders what might happen if the NSW Coalition actually did win power next March at the State elections.
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Amcor Sends Hundreds Packing
Packaging giant Amcor is celebrating a 43 percent leap in profits by sacking hundreds of workers in Victoria and WA.
Last Thursday, Amcor reported a full year profit of $351 million, and its intention to axe jobs from plants at Box Hill, Scoresby, Brooklyn and Spearwood, WA.
Spokesman, David Brooks, confirmed the Spearwood paper mill would close, with the loss of 87 jobs, while another 122 positions would go with Box Hill's closure.
He flagged the loss of another 22 jobs at Scoresby and Brooklyn.
Amcor has pledged to meet all owed entitlements but AMWU official, Steve Walsh, warned Australian manufacturing was in a critical condition.
"The announcement that another 234 Australians are out of work is another symptom of the government's failure to support manufacturing," Walsh said.
"Just as we've seen recently in the car industry, pressure from big corporations is seeing work go offshore and Australian producers and workers are paying the price.
"Countries like Germany are out-competing China but the Australian Government is leaving our manufacturing to die."
Walsh said AMWU research showed another 200,000 jobs would disappear, by 2020, if federal government didn't develop a plan to support manufacturing.
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