|Issue No 6||26 March 1999|
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'96 Revisited - Ditched Laws May Get Second Run
Opposition IR - A Dog’s Breakfast
Union Plan To Give Mobile Workers Security
Mergers Wave To Hit Insurance Industry
AAP Pushes To Create Virtual Reporters
Wharfies Help Out Aboriginal Kids
ACTU Asks Workers: How’s Life?
Bracks Gets Pallas Envoy
South Coast Labor Council Battle Heads for Court
On the eve of state elections, its customary for newspapers to endorse one of the political parties as being fit to govern.
Election A No-Brainer For Workers
For Workers Online the choice is predictably simple. Labor has delivered a decent industrial relations framework and worked with the union movement to extend the social safety net in important areas like workplace surveillance and pay equity.
The Coalition has served up a scatty platform; oscillating between the Nationals hardline policy and spokesman Chris Hartcher's silence on the issue.
It's disappointing that industrial relations has been left to the periphery of the campaign, because it is here that the differences between the parties is most stark.
Accordingly, we're publishing the ALP's industrial relations policy in full, so unionists can understand what's been promised. Workers Online believes this policy represents an important first step towards a second term agenda.
This is not to say that the Carr Government has done everything right by the workers; but Workers Online is unequivocal in its belief that it will offer more to working people than its opponents.
After the result is known, we'll be updating this issue to look at its implications, so if you're reading this issue early, make sure you come back!
Postscript: Readers might be interested to hear that the Daily Telegraph and The Australian have endorsed Carr, while the Sydney Morning has continued a 100-year tradition of backing the conservatives on the back of their power privatisation plans.
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