From Green House to Glass House
History tells us that towards the end of most reigns of power the regime stops listening to the people, stops talking to them and reverts to crushes dissent. Events this week suggest this is where the Howard Government is now.
Interview: Common Ground
Nature Conservation Council director Cate Faehrmann on the fight against global warming and how unions and greens can learn from each other.
Industrial: A Low Act
The Low Paid. The Fair Pay Commission knows who pays them. We can do something about it as they will not.
Unions: The Number of the Least
Forget 666 - 457 is looming as the scariest number for Aussie workers and their families, Jim Marr writes.
Politics: The Smoking Gun
Hayek's henchman, Raplph Harris, goes to free market heaven, writes Evan Jones
Economics: Microcredit, Compulsory Superannuation and Inequality
They are supposed to ensure the wealth of well-being of individuals. Whats wrong with that? asks Neale Towart
Environment: Low Voltage
Nuclear Power and Prime Ministerial pronouncements are seriously short of a few volts, wrties Neal Towart
History: The Art of Social Justice
Tom Martin was a terrific cartoonist and part of a great tradition in labour movement history and culture, swrties Neale Towart.
Review: Work’s Unhealthy Appetite
It pays the bills – usually – but going to work should come with a warning, wrties Jackie Woods.
Culture: A Forgotten Poet
There is little information on the public record about the radical working class poet Ernest Antony, writes Rowan Cahill.
Godfrey Hirst Carpets Workers
Lies, Damned Lies and the Shirkin' Gherkin
Guests Share Backpay Bonanza
Win, Win for Filipinos
Honey, They Shrunk Our Pay
No Sex Thanks, We're Asian
Green Jobs to Beat Climate Change
They're Going Out The Door
Medibank Staff Go Under Knife
Thompson Slams Door on Delo
Merchant Bankers Pull Entitlements Stroke
Green the New Black
Councils Fight Off Shoring
Robbo Goes Green
John Robertson's speech to the Walk Against Warming
The Westie Wing
Ian West takes a look at a former public institution and its contribution to NSW.
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Thompson Slams Door on Delo
Sydney workers have pulled down the shutters on a roller door company that sacked their delegate and tried to bribe them onto AWAs.
Eight AMWU members have been on strike at Thompson Roller Doors, Turella, for the last two and a half weeks.
Surviving delegate, Prakash Chand, says Thompson is using the worst elements of WorkChoices to undermine collective bargaining and cut living standards.
His predecessor was axed after being involved in months of negotiations for a new collective agreement.
Thompson then offered non-unionists two percent more on AWAs than they were prepared to pay people covered by a collective agreement.
AMWU state president, Tim Ayres, said it was blatant discrimination against union members.
He confirmed the union had instigated unlawful dismissal proceedings against the company on behalf of the sacked delegate.
Unions NSW has backed the striking Thompson employees and offered its support.
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