The Road to Bangalore
A funny thing is happening as the major corporations plan their latest heist on the Australian public – the off shoring of an estimated two million white collar jobs to low cost countries like India.
Interview: Cowboys and Indians
Finance Sector Union national secretary Paul Schroder is standing between the big banks and a bucket of money.
Industrial: Seven Deadly Sins
Chris Christodoulou gives seven reasons why WorkChoices is bad for business
Unions: The IT Factor
The future of Australian IT looks grim as big companies lead the rush to India and China, writes Jackie Woods.
Politics: Bargain Basement
Simple principles of democracy underpin the ACTU's collective bargaining proposal, insists ACTU Secrteary Greg Combet.
Environment: An Inconvenient Hoax
Al Gore may be warning of climate breakdown, but what hope the truth when he's up against such a well-oiled machine? asks Paul Sheridan
Corporate: Two Sides
Bilateral trade agreements are a good idea – just ask the US multinationals. The rest of us should strongly disagree says Pat Ranald
International: Unfair Dismissals
Nearly 10,000 workers were fired for their trade union activities in 2005, an annual trade union survey shows.
History: A Stitch in Time
Neale Towart takes some lessons from female textile workers while considering the case for recognition ballots.
Review: The Wind that Shakes the Barley
A film charting the turmoil of the Irish war for independence against British occupation during the 1920s might seem an odd choice for top honours at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.
OWS Blesses Tassie Plunder
Feds Knew About Wage Slashing
Data Farmers' Bitter Harvest
Umpire Delivers to Posties
It's a Goal - Compass Out-Pointed
Childcare Giant Goes Union
Meat Head Jumps The Queue
AWAs – Thanks a Million
Vets’ Fight On
TB Threat From FoC Ship
Hamberger in Cancer Blue
AMWU Challenges Forced Deportation
Let’s Dance – Andrews Get Hot
Legal Centres Under Threat
The Westie Wing
Ian West takes a walk around the backyard with the Prime Minister…
Hugo Chavez's explosive address to the United Nations
The Fear Factor
A new analysis of the history of fear takes us from the war on terror all the way to the modern workplace.
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TB Threat From FoC Ship
A PNG crewman has been taken off the 17 year old "Flag of Convenience" ship the "Kokopo Chief", in Brisbane, suffering from Tuberculosis.
The seaman remains under the control of Queensland Health and is being kept in quarantine, however, the dangers of spreading a disease which kills two million people world wide every year are being down played by the U.K. owners representatives "Swire Shipping" in Sydney.
The Maritime Union of Australia is working with P&O Stevedoring to screen Australian workers in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne who may have come in contact but the rest of the foreign crew received no screening until arriving in Port Morseby.
The Kokopo Chief visited Melbourne on the 22nd September, Sydney 25th and Brisbane on the 1st October where the man was eventually diagnosed and quarantined.
At a time when the entire world is focused on security threats, environmental concerns and the risk of pandemic disease outbreaks, the FOC system can facilitate all three risks, the MUA says.
The ITF wants the Australian Government to restrict cut-price FOC shipping, to tighten the permit system which allows them onto the Australian coast and to encourage investment in Australian shipping.
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