|Issue No 61||07 July 2000|
Letters to the Editor
A Reluctant Brown-Tongue
What relief must be abounding in the New South Wales Trade Union Movement, at the news that Amanda Fazio has retired to the New South Wales Upper House?
This relief created, not so much with a bated expectation of great deeds from Amanda, but at the relief of not loosing the only pair of testosterone weighed spheroids resident in the Labor Council, the spontaneous, unpredictable and regularly rash Michael Costa.
While, I at times with tears of laughter running down my cheeks, have rolled in laughter at some of this mans' ridiculous antics. It must be acknowledged that he would achieve more for the Union member in New South Wales by accident, than other Union Bosses would with a lifetime of mediocre effort.
In fact, it would only be by accident that Mr. Costa achieves any of his radical goals, as he must have studied and applied the laws of Chaos to his entire life? Perhaps it is the Transcendental Meditation that makes Mr. Costa so charismatic; who knows it may even be the rarefied air at Trades Hall, and as everyone knows it is the home of flatulence!
But the fact is - The Senates' Loss, is the Union Movements' gain.
Technology: Union Rep for Global Net Body
The godfather of unions and the Internet, Eric Lee, is seeking your support to give labour a voice on the net's governing body, ICANN.
Interview: Downloaded and Done Over
In the wake of the TV Networks' digital TV victory, Internet industry chief Peter Coroneus rues a missed opportunity for Australia.
Legal: The Global Millennium Project
The International Centre for Trade Union Rights (ICTUR) has developed a draft proposal for a comprehensive revision and modernisation of international labour standards for the new millenium.
Unions: Sandgropers Get Serious on Stress
The Australian Services Union in Western Australia in conjunction with the University of Western Australia, is surveying workers across the state's call centre industry.
Politics: New Work for a New Millennium
View in full the ALP's Draft Industrial Relations Policy to be taken to the National Conference at the end of the month.
Solidarity: Korean Hotel Workers Seek Global Help
Striking Korean hotel workers at the Swiss Grand Hotel and the Seoul Hilton are worried they could be the next targets of escalating riot police violence.
History: Vince's Parable of the Sundial
How a working man survived WWII and ASIO blacklists to save a sundial.
International: Room for Optimism from African Poll
The performance of pro-Deomcracy groups in the Zimbabwean elections has given supporters hope for better days.
Environment: Mexican Wave Goes Green
American politics has taken on a Green hue with the left leaning National Action Party and the Greens in Mexico picking up nearly 40% of the vote in the recent elections.
Satire: Aussies Celebrate Centenary by Leaving Country
Prime Minister John Howard has defended his government's decision not to involve Australia in the centenary federation celebrations.
Review: A Building Sings of Lives Lived in Music
Mysterious shadows flicker in the windows of the Parramatta Town Hall. Strains of trumpet and sarod float outside. It's all part of the urban Theatre Project's latest work, 'The Palais'.
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