|Issue No 49||07 April 2000|
Honour for Jack Mundy
Green bans legend Jack Mundy, honoured by the NSW Labor Council last night for his long-term contribution to the movement, has endorsed the broad push to grass roots organizing.
Accepting the Scroll of Honour to a warm ovation from the Council, Mundy noted the changed climate from the days when Left and Right delegates sat facing each other off in a state of constant warfare.
"The way in which the Labor Council is approaching issues now is the right one," Mundy said. "It is only when the organisation is strong below that you have strength at the top."
Mundy said unions must learn the lessons from history - particularly the 80s and 90s - where too much reliance was placed on dealing with the government at the top.
Read Workers Online next week for an interview with Mundy.
Interview: Rebuilding from the Rubble
Ramona Mitussis, APHEDA's co-ordinator in East Timor reports on how Australian workers are contributing to rebuilding a nation.
East Timor: UN Poseurs Delay Reconstruction
Returning to the Dili compound where he spent five days under siege, HT Lee finds an aid bureacracy out of control.
Unions: The Last Bank in Minto
"It's a busy branch", Carol Davison insists, watching the crowd gather around the Commonwealth Bank branch at Minto Mall. By the time you read this, the branch will be another empty shopfront, stripped of its fittings, with junk mail starting to accumulate under the front door.
International: Workers of the World Unite
ILO Director-General Juan Somavia's keynote address to the ICFTU Congress in Durban, South Africa this week.
Olympics: Strange Tenants
Rentwatchers lifts the lid on the legacy the 2000 Games will leave on Sydney's tenants.
Politics: The Loneliness Crisis
Lindsay Tanner looks at the politics of the soul that form the backdrop of many of our social ills.
History: Songs of Solidarity
Visiting US labour acadmeic John Lund has found a new way to digest history - he commits workers' struggles to song.
Satire: Seven Launches 'Popstars' Spin-off
On the heels of Popstars comes a new show taking five minor celebrities and turning them into normal people
Review: Keating's Engagement
Whether it's analysis or self-justification, Paul Keating's new book is an engaging read.
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