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The Corporate Scumbags tour, solidarity with locked out workers and action on asbestos are all on this week's agenda.

Corporate Scumbags

The MI committee and trade unions are holding a tour of Sydney's worst corporate offenders on Saturday March 17. meet in hyde Park at midday for the full tour.

Scumbags nominated so far include Australian Correctional Management, Caltex, McDonalds, Commonwealth Bank, Nike and "Honest John Howard".

Nominations can be faxed in on (02) 9699 1960 or emailed direct to mailto:[email protected]

Support the Mirotone Workers

As the above story shows, the Mirotone workers are fighting a tough struggle against a pretty ruthless employer.

Help them by attending a fundraiser at the LHMU Auditorium, Thomas Street on Thursday March 15 from 6.30pm.

All proceeds to the workers. Call 92819511 for more details.

Make James Hardie Pay

Victims of asbestos disease and supporters will protest outside James Hardie Industries, 65 York Street, Sydney - 11am, Wednesday March 21

James Hardie has decided to set aside $293 million to establish a Medical research and Compensation Foundation. The company apparently intends to use this foundation to compensate victims of asbestos-related diseases.

James Hardie cannot be allowed to get out of its legal responsibilities in this way. And money set aside is not enough to meet the compensation needs of future victims of asbestos-related diseases.

Fro details: contact the Asbestos Diseases Foundation 9637 8759

Politics In the Pub

At the Function Room, Gearins Hotel, Katoomba. (Right at railway station, right hand side coming from Sydney)

BLUE MOUNTAINS UNIONS COUNCIL INC

PRESENTS GLOBALISATION- - - HUMAN RIGHTS-UNION RIGHTS

Guest speaker:CHRIS LLOYD, National organisor: Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU).


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In this issue
Features
*  Interview: Working Woman
Cheryl Kernot on women in the workplace, Labor's male culture and where Meg went wrong.
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*  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.
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*  Women: The Future is Female
Julia Gillard outlines the campaign to increase female representation within the Australian Labor Party.
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*  Unions: Sweatshops – Beyond 2001
FairWear convenor Debbie Carstens looks over a unique partnership between churches and unions to end exploitation in the textile industry.
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*  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.
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*  International: Border Skirmishes
Alana Kerr travelled to Thailand to observe first hand the battle to organise Burmese women workers in exile.
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*  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.
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*  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.
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*  Review: Seven Steps to Slavation
Jenny Macklin details the seven barriers that stand between women and a better working life.
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News
»  Sweat Stains the Great Aussie Cossie
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»  Chinks Emerge in Carr’s Call Centre Stonewall
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»  Telstra Called on Part-Time Work
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»  ACTU Pushes for Reasonable Hours
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»  Ruddock Faces Legal Action Over Working Visas
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»  National Textiles Revisited: More Workers Dumped
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»  New on the Menu: Home Delivery AWAs
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»  Pay Equity Case Up And Running
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»  Child Care OH&S 'a Time Bomb'
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»  New Precedent for Workers with Print Disabilities
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»  Australian Shippers Promote Slavery
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»  Ambos Tried Without a Jury
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»  Unions Cautious Over New Insurance Deal
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»  Fears Over Future of Unfair Contracts
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»  APESMA Launches Professional Women’s Network Directory
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»  Women’s Gateway Launched
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»  EMILY's List Raises Flag for Women Candidates
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»  Web Pioneer Goes Global
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»  Public Education Day on March 15
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»  Activists Notebook
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Columns
»  The Soapbox
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»  The Locker Room
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»  Trades Hall
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»  Tool Shed
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Letters to the editor
»  Viva La Shane!
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»  Still the Same
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»  Sydney Council Tip of Iceberg
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»  New Battle Grounds
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»  Patricks Footnote
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»  The Ripple Effect
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