A Values Call
Opposition leader Kim Beazley has copped a bit of flak in the past week for his Aussie Values Pledge, but we reckon he got it at least half right.
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.
From Comrades to CUBs
Workers Demand Right to Know
Flying Kangaroo Eyes Passage to India
It’s A Secret: Ballot Boosts ABC Campaign
Brake WorkChoices, NSW Urged
City or the Bush? It’s Telstra’s Call
Compo Rights a Burning Issue
2500 Get Coles Shoulder
Hardie Payrise Stiffs Victims
WorkChoices Reverse Somersault with Pike
Qantas Workers Ground AWAs
Latest Import: Childcare Workers
Let Tem Eat Cake!
Mugabe Thugs Mug Unionists
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.
Aussie Values DOA
It’s Not Cricket
Kim’s New Platforms
Reaping What You Sow
Roll Out the Tanks
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Mugabe Thugs Mug Unionists
Trade unionists in Zimbabwe have been arrested and tortured after peaceful protests for better wages and living conditions.
Two hundred and fifty trade unionists and other civilians were arrested on September 13, after protests around the country. Around 90 remain in custody and at least 12, including leaders of the Zimbabwean Council of Trade Unions (ZCTU), have been arrested and injured.
The unionists have been beaten, with reports of head injuries and broken bones, according to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.
The September 13 protest called for decent wages, action on Zimbabwe's 1000 percent inflation rate and access to life-saving anti-viral drugs for AIDS sufferers.
"These latest reports of brutality must be condemned by the entire international community, and the world trade union movement will do everything within its power to mobile international pressure to put a stop this reign of terror," Guy Ryder, the General Secretary of the ICFTU said today.
"History has shown time and time again, that such brutal treatment of people trying to exercise their democratic rights will simply backfire.
"With each act of repression the Mugabe regime is further isolating itself from the international community and those who continue to pay the price are the Zimbabwean people," Ryder said.
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