|Issue No 83||09 February 2001|
Letters to the Editor
Botsman's Ivory Tower
Finally some real life and sensible comments about organising. Congradulations to Sarah Kaine and the workers at Liverpool Council.
I was tempted to write a reply to Botsman's academic ivory tower comments about what the union moment should be doing (perhaps worse was the sympathetic treatment it got from others who have never organised a workplace in their lives), but after reading the replies by Lawrence and Curruthers I realised there wasn't much to add.
Besides, after a while the ill-informed stuff seems a side-show and a distraction to those who actually want to get on with the job and care more about the workers in cafes in Newtown than their bosses.
Interview: Dispatch from Davos
ACTU President Shahran Burrow reports back on the trade union movement’s presence at last week’s meeting of the heavyweights of global capital.
Unions: After the Gold Rush
Recent mass sackings at high-profile e-businesses are beginning to expose the flimsiness of the ‘jobs for all’ predictions made on behalf of the sector.
Economics: The Other Davos
While the world’s business leaders met in Davos, a very different gathering was taking place in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Pat Ranald was there.
Politics: While We Were Snoozing
As we lay in our banana chair through summer the political world kept turning with a new man in the White House. Here’s what we missed while we were off the air.
History: Federation Day, 1901
One hundred years after Australia became a nation, Ralph Sawyer relives the original Federation Day through the eyes of Billy Hughes.
International: Burma: The Struggle Continues
As the internatinal community moves to bring Burma to account, APHEDA - Union Aid Abroad is working on the ground.
Review: Inside the Journopolis
In his new book, Rob Johnson brings the infamous Cash for Comment Affair to life.
Satire: Families Demand Longer Work Hours
A new report confirms the long held suspicion that employees who reduce their workload to spend more time with their spouse and children just end up annoying their families even more.
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