||Issue No. 328||13 October 2006|
Interview: Australia’s Most Wanted
Industrial: The Fox and the Contractor
Unions: Industrial Wasteland
International: Two Bob's Worth
Economics: National Interest
Environment: The Real Dinosaur
History: Only In Spain?
Review: Clerk Off
The Unpromised Land
Leave Your Human Rights At The Door
The new workplace laws introduced by the Howard Government are a serious attack not just on living standards, but also civil liberties.
We already have 107 workers on a building site being prosecuted and facing fines of $28,600.00 for protesting against the unfair sacking of their union delegate.
These laws are extreme and unprecedented in Australian workplace relations.
6.00pm, Wednesday November 1st 2006
NSW Teachers Federation Auditorium
39-41 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills
John Robertson - Unions NSW Secretary
Bernadette Peters - Partner of one of the 107 WA workers being prosecuted
Andrew Ferguson - NSW CFMEU Secretary
Maree O'Halloran - NSW Teachers Federation President
Chris Harris - Greens Councillor City of Sydney
Julian Burnside - QC and Human Rights advocate (TBC)
City of Canada Bay Your Rights At Work Committee
Time: 6:30pm - 8pm,
Date: Monday 20 November 2006
Venue: Concord Bowling Club, 1B Clermont Ave, Concord
Since the Howard Government's radical new workplace laws were introduced many unscrupulous employers have attacked the rights of workers. Tens of thousands of workers have been forced onto AWA individual contracts, with most losing pay and basic conditions. Workers from companies with less than 100 employees have been sacked unfairly, but have no legal recourse.
As a community we have an obligation to stand shoulder to shoulder with the victims of these laws and defend their rights at work. We must also fight for fairer work laws that protect basic rights, rather than the Howard Government's 'dog-eat-dog' U.S. style system.
For these reasons concerned community members from the City of Canada Bay have joined together to form a committee to defend the work rights of all local people, and to hold the Howard Government accountable for their IR laws.
You are invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the City of Canada Bay Your Rights At Work Committee. Your support is vital to protect working families now and to defend the future working conditions of our children.
More info: [email protected]
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