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Forum: Organising Youth in a Hostile Workplace


Unions will have the opportunity to develop industry-specific strategies for organizing young workers at a conference to coincide with next week's Labor Council Annual General Meeting.

The day-long conference is designed to give impetus to the growing organizing push into new areas of the workforce like services and IT.

It will hear a keynote address from David Rowe and Stephane Le Queux from the University of Newcastle - authors of report into the attitudes of young people towards unions.

It will also hear reports from young workers about life on the shopfloor, as well as a discussion entitled The Big Picture - Mapping the New Demographic'. Speakers on the panl will be: Kristy Delaney from the Youth Action and Policy Association (YAPA), Western Sydney, JJJ Morning Show Producer Steve Cannane; John Buchanan, Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training (ACIRRT) and, Privacy Commissioner Chris Puplick.

These sessions will be designed to get unions thinking about the new environment they face, and get a handle on the issues and attitudes that resonate with young workers.

In the afternoon, Industrial relations Minister John Della Bosca will report on the Carr Government's agenda, before the conference breaks into workshops to be moderated by TUTA trainers.

Numbers for the day are limited, to register email John Robertson on mailto:[email protected]

Carr to Address Labor Council AGM

Premier Bob Carr will address the Labor Council Annual General Meeting next Thursday at 6pm.

The Council will also consider the historic sale of 2KY and proposed changes to the property rule.


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In this issue
Features
*  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.
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*  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.
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*  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.
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*  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.
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*  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.
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*  International: Burma: The Struggle Continues
As the internatinal community moves to bring Burma to account, APHEDA - Union Aid Abroad is working on the ground.
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*  Review: Inside the Journopolis
In his new book, Rob Johnson brings the infamous Cash for Comment Affair to life.
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*  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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»  Action as Australia Considers WTO Ties
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Columns
»  The Soapbox
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»  Sport
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»  Trades Hall
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»  Tool Shed
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Letters to the editor
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»  Unions and the WEF: How should unions bridge the divide?
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»  Botsman's Ivory Tower
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»  Volunteering a Modest Proposal
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