|Issue No 60||30 June 2000|
Update: Computer War Hots Up
Despite threatening Getonboard with legal action last week, Virtual Communities was still distributing information at ACTU Congress that they have told us is wrong.
Workers Online readers may remember last week's Stop Press, we received an eleventh hour legal letter saying our comparisons with the VC deal were wrong.
VC had held a meeting that day where they had agreed to improve aspects of the package. But when it came to their Congress promotion, they were still offering the old deal.
To clear up any problems, we've now had our comparison personally cleared by VC boss, Chris Clark.
GET ON BOARD - VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES PTY LTD Our Ref:
AM:2238012 Your Ref: PXR:TTS:990722
I act for Kingsway Capital Pty Ltd, one of the promoters of Get On Board . I refer to your letter of 23 June 2000 alleging that the comparison made in the Get On Board.com.au press release is "not correct".
We are instructed that the details of your client's product offering were derived from your client's current promotional materials, television and print advertising and responses given to telephone inquiries made by my client of your client's telephone staff. If this information did not accurately reflect your client's product offering it suggests that the material collated by my client may itself be misleading or deceptive.
I acknowledge receipt of the schedule to your letter detailing Virtual Communities current offer. My client however reserves its right to make future comparisons based on information made publicly available by your client, without seeking your client's prior approval.
Interview: Turning Tides
ACTU President Sharan Burrow reflects on the disappearance of the middle class and what the union movement can do about it
Unions: Fear and Loathing in Wollongong
For four days this week, too much unionism was barely enough. We bring you the highs and lows from behind the scenes and inside the bars of this week’s ACTU Congress.
Politics: The Group Hug
Opposition leader Kim Beazley came, saw and conga-ed. Here's what he said to the ACTU Congress.
History: Unions and Family Trees
Trade union records may not be the first port of call for a beginning family historian, but down the track a little, these records could bring to life an ancestor who previously was just a name printed on the page.
International: Fiji Bans Lifted
Fiji employers are expected to start reinstating all their workers over the next week, now that Australian union bans have been lifted at the request of the local union leadership.
Review: Room to Manoeuvre
Full employment with a highly skilled well-paid workforce is a realistic goal for Australia, despite the supposed constraints of globalisation.
Satire: Satan Subpoenaed To Cricket Inquiry
The King Commission of Inquiry into cricket match-fixing yesterday heard evidence from Satan that he never influenced Hansie Cronje to accept bribes.
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