|Issue No 51||28 April 2000|
Union Fighter Shapes Up For Casino Workers
Boxer Justin Clemens will deliver a special message of support for Star City workers when he fights at the Sydney Casino tonight.
Clemens, 23, a scaffolder who has been in the industry for 5 years will be fighting to qualify for a world title bout if he wins tonight's bout.
In a sign of solidarity, Justin will be wearing a CFMEU T-shirt and carrying a sign saying "wage justice for casino workers" when he first enters the ring.
The bout will be watched by thousands at the Casino and many more through Sky TV. We'll give you details of Justin's fortunes next week.
More Strike Action Looms
Meanwhile, Casino workers are preparing for further strike action as talks fail to make significant headway.
A mass meeting of Casino staff last week following the historic strike rejected Star City's offer and directed the LHMU team back into talks.
LHMU organizer Rebecca Riley says management has failed to come up with adequate policies on either passive smoking and patron behaviour, particularly the process for dealing with intoxicated patrons
The issue of patron behaviour has been referred to Casino Control Authority, which has undertaken to inquire into the issue to ensure statutory requirements have not been breached.
More talks are scheduled for next week.
Interview: Wrestling With Reith
CPSU national secretary Wendy Caird has faced the full force of Peter Reith's attack on the federal public sector. The good news is she's still fighting.
Unions: The Organiser
As the nature of working life changes fundamentally, union organisers like Sally are taking up the challenge and changing too.
Safety: Remembering the Fallen
NSW Industrial Relations Minister Jeff Shaw's keynote address to mark the International Day of Mourning for Deaths in the Workplace.
History: May Day Connections
May Day as a modern working class celebration and commemoration began from the 1886 events in Chicago where workers were demonstrating for an eight hour day. But the day already had special significance for working people before then.
Women: Swelling the Ranks
Jenny Wright wears the honour of being the nation's first pregnant wharfie modestly. But it's not all clear sailing for this trailblazer.
International: Dawn Raid to Arrest Korean Union Leaders
Riot police have broken into the office of the Daewoo Motors Workers Union in Pupyung, near Seoul, and taken union leaders into custody for the "crime" of leading a militant struggle to save the jobs of Korean auto workers.
Satire: Angry Star City Staff Strike it Unlucky
Gamblers panicked when they discovered they were locked out of the Casino when 1800 workers walked out.
Review: The World of Wobbly Window Cleaners
A new book 'Reshaping the Labour Market' shines the spotlight on the impact of labour market deregulation.
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