As more examples of the human misery that is WorkChoices comes to light, the Howard Government is constructing a devious defence strategy that further erodes the independence of the public service.
Interview: Australia’s Most Wanted
The ACCC is the latest state agency to turn its guns on the construction union. National official, Dave Noonan, discusses the implications.
Industrial: The Fox and the Contractor
With new laws looming for “independent contractors”, Foxtel subbies have had the carpet pulled from under their feet, writes Nathan Brown.
Unions: Industrial Wasteland
A group of inner-Sydney veterans appear to be working to strip their families of retirement incomes. Jim Marr records their desperation.
International: Two Bob's Worth
German and British workers are participating in business decisions while WorkChoices locks Australians out of the conversation, writes Anthony Forsyth.
Economics: National Interest
John Howard claimed that interest rates would always be lower under a Coalition government than under Labor, Neale Towart crunchess the numbers.
Environment: The Real Dinosaur
Economic ignorance remains at the top and the critics are oblivious says Sol Power
History: Only In Spain?
The experiences of self management during the Civil War have been the one positive factor to come from that tragic event, and the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation thrives today.
Review: Clerk Off
Nathan Brown draws solace from some fellow social misfits.
All Work and No Pay
Peking Ducks Safety Regs
MPs Face Super Clean-Out
Gas Man Won't Say What's Cooking
Crane Boss Lifts Her Profile
World Bank Hollers for Marshalls
Medibank Sale Looking Crook
Radio Rentals Off Air
Finger Man Gives For Sale Sign
Libs: Lay Off Our Oppressor
Cleaners Mop Up a Big One
15 Percent All Round - Super!
Activist's What's On!
MLC Ian West ventures beyond Macquarie St and into the desert of the eco rats.
Former RLPA secretary and Newcastle Knights prop, Tony Butterfield, fires up over dawn raids.
Dare to Win
The union movement has lost an inspirational leader of working men and women, writes Jeana Vithoulkas
Chapter Two - Tommy’s Tale.
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Radio Rentals Off Air
A bid for a collective agreement at Radio Rentals has turned into an industrial battleground under WorkChoices.
Radio Rentals in Prospect, South Australia, has locked out 16 technicians for a month, after took industrial action in support of a collective agreement.
A Radio Rentals statement said the lockout had nothing to do with WorkChoices.
But AMWU SA secretary John Camillo said the Howard Government's industrial relations laws denied the opportunity to seek resolution through the Industrial Relations Commission.
"Unfortunately under the Howard anti-worker legislation these people have got no other options now and there's nothing we can do," Camillo said.
Radio Rentals technicians voted in favour of industrial action, after management started pushing AWA individual contracts.
One technician said the collective agreement offered a one per cent pay increase, with another 2.5 per cent conditional on an "impossible" production target.
Camillo said: "These men and their families are being deprived of an income for a month because they want a collective agreement and they refused AWAs."
Under the Howard Government's industrial relations laws, the Industrial Relations Commission can only hear matters if it is agreed to by both the employer and the employees.
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