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  Issue No 8 Official Organ of LaborNet 09 April 1999  





Sydney Solictor Appointed ICTUR Secretary

Former Labor Council officer and solicitor David Chin has been appointed secretary of Australian national committee of (ICTUR) International Centre for Trade Union Rights.


David Chin

Chin, a solicitor with union firm, Jones Staff and Co, filled a casual vacancy created by the elevation of Michael Walton to the NSW IRC. Fromer dsecretary Maudie Bromberg has moved into Walton's former position of president.

ICTUR is comprised of lawyers, trade unionists and academic,s, intersted in the promiotion of workers and trade union rights.

Chin says his priorities will be pursuing projects focussed on the emerging issues of the new millenium such as revising ILO standards and social clauses in trade agreements to better reflect the changing world.

A former executive assistant at Labor Council, he is also committed to raising the profile of ICTUR throughout the community.

"Internationally ICTUR is working on what it calls the Millennium Project, which is designed to work out a revised set of international labour standards to better protect workers rights in the global economy," Chin says.

"We're also embraking upon a project designed to provide trade unions with an alternative model to the Workplace Relations Act which would bring Australian law into compliance with ILO Conventions.

ICTUR is planning to hold a function coinciding with its AGM in Melbourne mid-year.

Anyone interested can contact David Chin at mailto:[email protected]


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In this issue
*  Interview: John Coombs - The Mouse Who Roared
We talk to the man who stood firm in the face of the federal government’s all out assault on the waterfront 12 months ago.
*  Unions: The Waterfront One Year On
One year after what was arguably the biggest Australian industrial dispute in living memory and the Maritime Union of Australia is STILL Here to Stay.
*  History: Walsh Bay Wharves : Space and Place
For historians looking at a historic structure or site like the Walsh Bay wharves, there is a big difference between 'space' and 'place'.
*  International: Compo Search for UK Coal Miners
An international search is on for former coal miners who worked mines in England and Wales from 1954 and have since suffered from chest disease.
*  Review: War on the Wharves
Some of the most honest reporting of the waterfront dispute came from the pens of the nation's cartoonists.

»  Angry Geeks Down Mouses in Industry First
»  Patrick dispute commemorated
»  Costa Pushes Social Audit Plan
»  Currawong: Majority Support But Veto Rule the Hurdle
»  A Firey Call: Give Currawong Back To The Unions
»  ACTU Braces for Reith’s Second Wave
»  Gordonstone Miners Come to Town
»  Women Take the Fight to Rio’s Front Door
»  Sydney Solictor Appointed ICTUR Secretary

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»  Piers Watch

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