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.
Death Sites Under Construction
Bank Pledge - Safe as Houses
Brush Big Business: Keating
Sydney the New Mumbai
CFMEU Blocks Vets Sale
Workers Go Cattle Class
Pay for Work Scheme Floated
Howard Blesses His Brethren
Uni Flunks AWA Test
Minchin Takes Back Door Route
Solid Group Goes Grassroots
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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Workers Go Cattle Class
A security firm that electronically tags workers is touting for business on the back of WorkChoices.
Unions are warning the scheme which monitors personal and vehicle movements could be illegal under NSW privacy laws.
Cage Security is pushing the 'Cardax' system that keeps track of employee movements electronically, citing new time-keeping requirements under the federal IR changes.
"With a Cardax FT system, you have full control over where, and when, staff, visitors or vehicles can move at all times," the promotional material says.
Unions NSW secretary John Robertson says the security push is a worrying trend and shows how even provisions that appear to place responsibilities on employers can be turned against the workforce.
"Frankly, it is obscene that business is trying to create a new market in electronic surveillance.
"All workers should be aware they have rights under the NSW Workplace Surveillance Act and that it is illegal to covertly monitor their movements.
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