|Issue No 81||08 December 2000|
Letters to the Editor
Mike Dwyer to Address South Coast Council
The South Coast Labour Council will have a special meeting on Wed 13th Dec to hear a statement from the President of the Labour Council Mike Dwyer. It is expected that Mike will announce his resignation from this position. This decision comes after many many years of fighting cancer.
All union and community activists are invited to attend this meeting which will be held at the Illawarra Master Builders Club, Church Street Wollongong at 6.30 pm.
A strong advocate for a united and outward looking union movement, Mike has made an outstanding contribution to the union movement on the coast as a union delegate (Teachers Federation Rep); organizer for the NSW Teachers Federation and president of the South Coast Labour Council. He is a life member of both the NSW Teachers Federation and the SCLC. We hope you can join us in paying tribute to a wonderful unionist and human being.
Interview: Back to Work
After a stretch of unemployment following the 1996 election, former Keating Minister Robert Tickner is now helping others find work.
Media: Reality Check
Aiden White, head of the international journalists' union, argues that online journalism presents a new set of challenges for organising.
Economics: In the Same Boat
In an unprecedented move, a coalition of industry, community and trade union groups have joined forces to address long-trerm unemployment.
International: Nepalese Hotel Workers Ask for Support
Hotel workers in the small Himalayan nation of Nepal have finally decided to vent their anger and call a general strike for Monday - over a 21 year old dispute.
Unions: Speaking in Tongues
Labor Council's Mark Morey outlines the successful campaign by local government workers for a community language allowance.
History: Fighting Words
The anti-conscription campaign of 1914-18 tore the ALP apart; but this was not the first time the labour movement took a militantly anti-war stance.
Politics: A New Socialism
In an extract from his new book, political economist Frank Stilwell argues the need for a new radicalism to counter the Third Way
Satire: Roy Slaven on the Rampage
John Doyle's history of the ABC stretches back to a 1958 evening in Lithgow on which he was "scared shitless" by Blackboard on Mr Squiggle.
Review: Mauled in the Bear Pit
Vengeance may be sweet but it is always made better when you are able to write a book about yourself that also provides the opportunity to dump a bucket load on those who undertook your removal.
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