|Issue No 7||02 April 1999|
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Labor Council to Vote on Currawong Proposal
The Story So Far ...
Costa: What I’ll Do With The Dough
Friends of Currawong Plan: Borrow To Grow
Independent Evaluation Backs TM Plan
How the Voting Works
This week Workers Online tries something different. On the eve of a major vote within the Labor Council, we attempt to put all the information on the record.
The Currawong Issue
The issue is the future of Currawong, a holiday camp at Pittwater which Labor Council provides for unionists to enjoy cheap holidays.
After running the camp at a loss for many years, the Council is proposing to enter a leasing deal with Corporate Renaissance, a non-profit organisation, which would develop eco-frindly facilities for transendential meditation courses.
Labor Council argues the deal, which maintains access to trade unionists for holidays and training and returns a dividend of $200,000 per annum (indexed) for 35 years, is an essential part of rebuilding the union movement.
The Friends of Currowong oppose the change, objecting the both the leasee and the nature of the proposal.
The issue comes to a head next Thursday when the Labor Council will vote on the proposal. In the lead-up to that debate, we've asked the key protagonists to have their say - reformatting our normal issue to get as much information on the table as possible.
Hopefully, this issue of Workers Online will be used by rank and file unionists, their leaders and the media to allow them to participate in next week's debate accurately.
|Tim Brennan - We're Not a Crazy Cult||TM and Sport||Costa - Currawong Myths||Piers - the Workers’ Friend?|
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