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Issue No. 327 06 October 2006  

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

 Activists Notebook


The Westie Wing
Ian West takes a walk around the backyard with the Prime Minister�

The Soapbox
Rise Up
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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Activists Notebook

Forum on marginalised workers

As one of the October activities during Anti-Poverty Week the Forum on Australian-Islamic Relations (FAIR) and the Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners campaign will jointly sponsor the Breaking the Poverty Cycle: Public forum seminar on marginalising immigrant workers in poverty trap jobs - the effect on Australian society.

The Keynote speaker for the seminar will be the Chair and founder of Anti-Poverty Week, Professor Julian Disney.

Panelists commenting on the speech:

- Sheikh Sidi Naeem Abdul Wali

- ABC TV host Quentin Dempster

- Rakchanok Sothaphasian, Thai Sydney CBD cleaner

This seminar will be held Wednesday October 18 at 6.30 pm at the LHMU Auditorium 187 Thomas St Haymarket Contact Andrew Casey, 8204 3006, for further information. Clean Start Tuesday October 17

Sydney: International Anti-Poverty Day Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners rally - starts at Hyde Park North at 3.45 pm..Keynote speakers from faith, union and ethnic communities - join the two hundred cleaners and community supporters expected to attend and support this campaign to end poverty trap jobs in the Sydney CBD. The Sydney rally will be part of rallies held on Tuesday October 17 in all mainland capital cities as well as Auckland and Wellington in NZ.


Howard Government prosecutes 107 workers for defending a sacked workmate

The first workers fined under Howard's new work laws have begun their legal battle. They face $28,600 fines and risk losing their family homes. These workers will definitely not be the last people prosecuted as long as the Liberal Government is in power and their unfair laws remain. These workers are committed to fighting these unjust laws which target individual workers for standing by their mates, but they need your support. Penrith Community Meeting

When: 6:30pm, Tuesday 31 October 2006

Where: Q Theatre (Joan Sutherland Centre) 597 High Street, Penrith Speakers: � Mal & Bernadette Peters (one of the workers facing a $22,000 fine)

� John Robertson (Secretary, Unions NSW)

� Cameron Murphy (President, NSW Council for Civil Liberties)

� Rev. Dr. Ann Wansbrough (Uniting Church)

� Tim Vollmer (CFMEU - construction union)


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