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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Vets’ Fight On
Construction workers will continue to support injured war veterans fighting to retain their housing in Sydney’s south-west, after some expressed concern the Federal Government’s rescue package would not secure their accommodation into the future.
Veterans Affairs Minister Bruce Billson this week offered interest-free loans to the Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Veterans Association, which had wanted to move about 30 veterans from units in a Belmore complex so the property could be sold. The loans were conditional on no veterans being relocated against their will.
The government moved after the CFMEU announced a green ban on the site, meaning construction workers would picket the site if an attempt was made to redevelop it.
"The aim was to prevent the eviction and relocation of veterans so that particular battle has been won," said CFMEU spokesman Tim Vollmer.
"However, residents are still concerned that the aim is to close the complex by attrition."
Some residents want assurances that not only will be there no forced relocations - but that empty units will be available for other veterans, assuring the long-term viability of the complex and suitable accommodation for totally and permanently incapacitated war veterans into the future, said Vollmer.
Residents will meet on Monday to discuss the government's offer.
"We've made a commitment to stay involved and support the veterans," said Vollmer.
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