|Issue No 87
|10 March 2001
National Textiles Revisited: More Workers Dumped
A key creditor from the infamous National Textiles dispute is at the center of another corporate collapse that has left 60 workers owed $600,000 in unpaid entitlements.
The firm Scottish Pacific again stands ahead of the textile workers whose jobs were lost when Matraville company Shircan Holdings closed their doors yesterday.
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union organizer Joe Isaacs told Labor Council the workers have been told there is no money available to pay for their redundancy or their accrued entitlements.
Instead they have been told to apply for assistance under the federal government scheme, which will deliver only 20 per cent of the moneys they are owed.
Isaacs says the workers' plight again shows the inadequacy of the federal scheme and the need for comprehensive protection for workers' entitlements.
"People work for many years, then are thrown on the scrap heap without even getting what they have already earned," Isaacs says.
A picket line has been set up outside the company gates in Beauchamp Road, Matraville.
Interview: Working Woman
Cheryl Kernot on women in the workplace, Labor's male culture and where Meg went wrong.
Activists: Honouring Our Heroes
Anna Stewart changed the lives of Australian working families by helping women achieve balance between the competing demands of work and family.
Women: The Future is Female
Julia Gillard outlines the campaign to increase female representation within the Australian Labor Party.
Unions: Sweatshops � Beyond 2001
FairWear convenor Debbie Carstens looks over a unique partnership between churches and unions to end exploitation in the textile industry.
Politics: The Battle for Bennelong
Many trade unionists are working to kick John Howard out of office. But only one woman has a chance of kicking him out of his own seat. Meet Nicole Campbell.
International: Border Skirmishes
Alana Kerr travelled to Thailand to observe first hand the battle to organise Burmese women workers in exile.
History: Inside the Ladies Lounge
The McDonald sisters run Trades Hall, and have for over half a century. The building can�t speak about what has gone on in that time, but Lorna and Elaine probably know it all.
Satire: Taliban to Put One Nation Last
The Parliamentary fate of Pauline Hanson�s One Nation party was further obscured today as key fellow right-wing extremists moved to distance themselves from the controversial Queensland politician and the group she founded and leads.
Review: Seven Steps to Slavation
Jenny Macklin details the seven barriers that stand between women and a better working life.
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