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Libs Plead for Help on IR


The NSW Opposition has called on the public to help it devise an industrial relations policy amidst growing dissatisfaction with the Conservative deregulatory agenda.

Squeezed by a NSW system that has the broad support of both workers and employers, the Opposition makes the call for public support in an Issues Paper called "Future direction in Industrial Relations"

The paper, which reads like a Politics I essay, argues we are entering a "post-industrial economy' where labour costs must be minimized.

The paper also deals with specific issues such as Employee Entitlements, Workers Compensation and Unfair Dismissals and even has footnotes!

Have Your Say

If you want to tell the Libs that "if it aint broke don't fix it", you can send a submission to:

Michael Gallagher,

Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations,

NSW Parliament House,

Macquarie Street

SYDNEY 2000

Or email him at mailto:[email protected]


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In this issue
Features
*  Interview: The Gospel According To ...
Green Bans legend Jack Mundey looks back on his days in the BLF and the lessons that can be drawn from that experience today,
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*  Unions: Spinning at the Casino
In the lead-up to this weekend's historic strike, active LHMU members at Sydney’s Star City Casino have been making their own news.
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*  East Timor: Rebuilding From the Nightmare
NSW Attorney General Jeff Shaw travelled to Dili to get a first-hand perspective on the reconstruction work required.
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*  History: Internal Democracy and the BLF
How the rank and file team that took over the BLF in the early sixties attempted to devolve power to the grassroots.
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*  International: Towards Liberation
Zimbabwe trade unions are at the centre of the democratic struggle going on within the African Nation
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*  Republic: The Referendum We Had To Have
Paul Norton finds some hope in last year's resounding defeat of the republic proposition.
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*  Work/Time/Life: @work in the e-century
Marian Baird takes stock of how far we’ve come, or not come, in terms of our working life.
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*  Review: Rocking the Foundations
Pat Fiske's wonderful documentary on the BLF should be compulsory viewing for anyone in the union movement talking about shifting to an Organising Model.
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News
»  Sock Nazis Spark Casino Strike
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»  Grave Fears Over Carr's Funeral Agenda
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»  Packer, Pratt to Profit at Unions' Expense
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»  Telstra Discrimination: 'Round one' to the Workers
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»  Timor Fundraiser a Blast
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»  Water workers flood CBD head office
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»  Libs Plead for Help on IR
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»  Employment National Workers Win CES Conditions
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»  Teachers Deal Still Undone
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»  Pressure Builds for Compo Pull-Out
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»  Pacific Unions Increase Regional Ties
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»  Ellis to Give May Day Toast
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»  Special Comp: Just Who Are Our Friends?
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