|Issue No 41||26 November 1999|
STOP PRESS: Labor Wins NZ Election
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has congratulated Helen Clark and the Labour Party on their decisive election victory.
CTU President Ross Wilson said working people and trade unions were delighted that New Zealand has a new, Labour-led government.
"Working people throughout the country are very happy today. The CTU wants to thank Helen Clark for her leadership in achieving this victory. We are thrilled that she is New Zealand's first elected woman Prime Minister. The CTU looks forward very much to working with Helen Clark and the new government.
"The election of a Centre-Left government is a victory for New Zealanders from all walks of life. As President of the CTU, I am proud of the part that trade unionists have played in helping to achieve an historic political change."
Ross Wilson congratulated Jim Anderton and the Alliance party on their crucial role in securing a new government.
"There is a very old adage in the Labour movement that unity is strength. The union movement wants to thank Jim Anderton for his determination and success in helping to deliver political unity on the Left."
Interview: A Bob Each Way
ALP tactician Bob McMullan is responsible for charting Labor industry policy into the next millennium. He tells us where he’s heading.
Unions: Organiser of the Year
Just ten days to go before entries close for our $2000 air ticket. Here’s another nomination.
History: Labour Daze
A report from the 6th National Biennial Conference of the Australian Society For The Study Of Labour and Community.
Politics: Tomorrow’s Questions
While the turn of the century sees Sydney play host to the Olympic games, the International Youth Parliament 2000 will bring world focus to contemporary issues facing young people.
Health: Red Ribbons
December 1, World AIDS Day has a special place in the history of the AIDS pandemic.
International: Organised Chaos
Persistent rumours are floating around Jakarta that the former boss of the official pro-Soeharto Indonesian trade union movement is about to be charged with corruption.
Economics: Seattle Numbers Grow for WTO Protest
News of the agreement to smooth China’s entry to the World Trade Organisation has created its own "China Syndrome" for organisers of the Seattle WTO event.
Satire: Too Many Media Players!
The Productivity Commission has issued a report calling for the abolition of existing cross-media ownership laws.
John Birmingham has lifted the lid on Sydney’s shady past - and found trade unions to be at the centre of the sordid tales.
Deface a Face: Reith Loses His Shine
With his Second Wave looking more like a splash in the bath-tub, Workplace Relations Minister Peter Reith still reigns as the union movement’s favourite bogeyman.
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