|Issue No 38||05 November 1999|
Foxy Officials to Crash Backlot
MEAA are launching their FOX organising campaign simultaneously with the opening of the Fox Studio Backlot this weekend.
MEAA has identified 550 potential members to be working at the studios include performers, technicians, retail, admissions and food and beverage..
They've been invited to the opening parties after helping negotiate a greenfields agreement for the site..
Self-styled "Foxy Ladies" Eve Propper, Caroline Chester and Lisa Newman)armed with "MEAA DOES FOX" introductory cards shall blitz the studios from Friday 4 November 1999.
They'll be letting workers know who their union is and getting a feel for their main areas of concern. With many of the staff on interim contracts, they'll also be around when workers finalise a longer-term agreement.
MEAA state secretary Michel Hryce says the drive is not just about picking up members, but also about getting the different workers to think of themselves as the one workforce.
Hryce says one of the great things about recent New years Eve negotiations at the Opera House has been the way performers, administrative staff and technicians have become unified.
Interview: Peter Reith
We�ve fought him for the last four years, perhaps it�s time to try to understand him.
Education: The Boston Strangler
If the teachers' salaries "offer" had been any good, John Aquilina, the Minister for Good News Only, would have made the announcement and been seen to promote it.
Economics: Key Indicators
A new ILO publication provides real cross national comparisons which show that Australian workplaces rate very well on productivity, wages and non wage measures
Unions: Dili's Union Presence
The International Federation of Journalists� Safety Office for the Media in East Timor (SOMET) is conducting an investigation into the recent killings of two journalists in East Timor.
History: Maritime Dispute Records
A Joint ACTU � ASSLH project will identify and preserve as many records as possible arising from the 1997-98 Maritime Dispute.
International: Western Mining into Guns and Gold
An Australian mining company, Western Mining Company Limited (WMCL), has effectively won the support of the Philippines army in its battle with traditional owners in Southern Mindano.
Satire: Gay Scientists Isolate Christian Gene
Gay scientists today released a study which, they claim, at last identifies the �Christian Gene".
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