|Issue No 46||17 March 2000|
Carr Vows to Move on Casuals
NSW Premier Bob Carr will initiate talks with Labor Governments in Queensland and Victoria to develop a national response to the growing problem of job insecurity.
In an interview with Workers Online, Carr says he believes there's merit in the idea of regulating independent contractors and labour hire firms, provided "that doesn't see a flight of jobs out of this jurisdiction."
"It is a global trend ... it's happening everywhere," Carr says of job insecurity in the interview.
"We want to facilitate union activity and the protection of standards in industry without seeing the industry fly to other states where those things don't exist.
"That's where there's a relevance in having Labor governments along the East Coast.
"I'd be amenable to discussing this with my three Labor colleagues - and we're likely to have Labor Governments in South Australia and Western Australia."
"That really would provide the opportunity for national action ...this is something we would put on our agenda."
The NSW Labor Council is pushing the Carr Government to address growing job insecurity by looking Former ACTU president Jennie George has been proposed by both unions and employer groups to chair such an inquiry.
Interview: Bob Carr’s Awful Truth
The NSW Premier on Laborism, factions and why the Cabinet Office isn't running the state.
Unions: The Stellar Experiment
The agenda for the future job-shedding program by Telstra has been revealed via it's bastard child, Stellar.
Technology: Roboboss is Watching You
Behind the hype of the information age is a sinister side where workplace surveillance robs employees of all privacy and dignity. Sometimes, though, it provides welcome security.
International: Kiwi Reforms To Spark Union Revival
The head of the New Zealand trade union movement is optimistic that workers will come back to unions once a fair industrial relations framework is put in place.
Politics: Ethical Politics and the Clinton Affair
The vote by the US House of Representatives in December, 1998 on whether to impeach President Bill Clinton could be regarded as a debate about the acceptability of dirty-handed politics.
History: Living Library
Sydney’s Mitchell Library archives house some of the most extensive records of our political heritage.
Satire: Reconciliation, Aussie Style
The majority of Austrlaians want Aboriginals to adopt ‘our’ values: “Why can’t they be ignorant racists too?”
Review: Casino Oz
Laurie Aarons' new book puts the spotlight on the growing gap being the rich and the poor.
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