In vintage Workers Online fashion we have detected a minor, but telling, factual error in last week’s missive/suicide note. It’s not a seven year itch – this is, in fact, the end of an eight year project.
Interview: The Terminator
Unions NSW secretary John Robertson looks back on the highs and lows of a year when the battle lines were drawn.
Industrial: Vive La Resistance
Jim Marr glances back through a year of news and discovers plenty of reason for optimism…
Unions: Breaking News
The web offered new ways of covering unions issues. Here’s ten ways Workers Online tried to do things differently.
History: Seven Deadly Sins
Looking back on our annual year-ender editorials gives a nice overview of the journey we have taken.
Economics: Back to the Future
Political economist Frank Stilwell looks back at a year that saw the passing of the drivers of two strains of economic thought.
Politics: Organising and Organisations
Organising for unionists can mean overcoming the “union”. The “rolling of the right” by the BLF rank and file shows the power of workers united to defeat the power of bosses and certain union bosses.
International: Web Retrospective
Unions and the web – What's changed in the last seven years? The short answer is – everything and nothing, wrties Eric Lee
Review: Shock Therapy
Unreconstructed Kazakhi journalist Borat is unleashed on the ‘US and A’ offending everyone – except the bigots.
High Flyers Go For Gold
Hospital Staff Prescribe Radical Surgery
Holland Goes Dutch on Safety
New Thinking to Transport Sydney
Check Mate - Track Your Personal Info
WorkChoices on a Trolley
See No Evil, OEA
Feltex Carpets PM's Fibs
Workers Blood on the Walls
Lift For Unfair Dismissal Campaign
No Discrimination on Choice
Vanstone Opens New Meat Market
So Where to Now?
Amanda Tattersall outlines her plans for Working NSW and the challenge of connecting research, communications and campaigning.
Gone But Not Forgotten
Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (1915-2006). His memory is still being honoured, writes Jim Marr
Hit For Six
The Westie Wing
Our favourite politician bids adieu and hangs up his chestnuts.
All the Best
|other LaborNET sites
Labor Council of NSW
Vic Trades Hall Council
IT Workers Alliance
Unions on LaborNET
Letters to the Editor
Hit For Six
I read your editorial, and sort of got hit for a six. But I understand exactly what you are saying, and wish you and your future well. Workers Online was a whole new ball game for me; I didn't have a clue about this online stuff before the Joy Dispute, but covering that opened up a new world, for which I am grateful. I seem to have filed some 80 or so pieces over the years to WO, and a variety of feedback I've had and seen indicates that WO reached a wide and diverse audience. I am proud to have been a part of a great idea, a pioneering initiative, and a bloody good bit of labour movement journalism.
with some sadness, but also with understanding, I note the end of Workers Online, of which I have been a reader, and contributor to, over the years. As an historian, I hope that Unions NSW will keep Workers Online archived online and accessible to researchers in the years ahead. The e-journal has become a souce for researchers of various kinds; I have notcied a large amount of footnote and text references in academic articles and books to the journal in the areas of IR, political economy, labour history, politics.
In the best traditions of labour movement journalism, Workers Online not only was part of its times, it also helped make them. The likelihood of the journal becoming of more interest to researches, will, I am sure, increase.
Australian Society for the Study of Labour History.
View entire issue - print all of the articles!
Issue 356 contents