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Burrow Lobbies on BHP and US Trade Abroad


ACTU President Sharan Burrow is abroad this week, with important talks on the BHP merger and the proposed US-Australia trade agreement.

Burrow has traveled to Brussels, home of the International Council of Free Trade Union, where she will raise the two issues with the head of other international trade unions.

There she will meet with representatives of COSATU, the peak South African union body, to discuss the industrial relations standards of Billiton, the firm that has merged with BHP.

She will also meet with AFL_CIO leader John Sweeney to debate the mooted free trade agreement between Australia and the USA.

Burrows stresses that Australian unions will be demanding any asgreement include recognition of core labour standards in both countries.


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In this issue
Features
*  Interview: On the Up and Up
On the eve of new figures showing the slide in union membership may be bottoming out, ACTU secretary Greg Combet takes stock of the state of the movement.
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*  Unions: Organising Theory
Labor Council’s Chris Christodoulou reports back from this week’s ACTU Organising Conference
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*  Economics: The Failure of the Third Way
In his presentation to this week's ACTU Organising Conference, John Buchanan painted a dark picture of the emerging labour market.
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*  History: Emblems of Unity
The Gregory J. Smith Collection of Trade Union badges was auctioned today in Sydney. Smith compiled a book on 763 of his remarkable collection which was published in 1992.
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*  Legal: Della's Compo Plan
Labour lawyer Richard Brennan places the NSW workers compensation reforms under the microscope.
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*  International: East Timor Goes Union
Workers in the fledgling nation have established their equivalent to the ACTU to build a safety net for workers.
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*  Satire: Management for the Post-Industrial World
A new management fad is sweeping the post-industrial world, which has major social and political implications at the macro and micro level. We have called it "Purge Management Strategy" (PMS).
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*  Review: Surviving The Temptations of TV Island
Cultural analyst Mark Morey rakes over the coals of American TV culture to find very little is there.
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»  Forty Seven Years of Service Rewarded
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»  Telstra Called to Account on Legionella
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»  Record Low Aussie Dollar Adds to Surging Profits
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»  No Progress on Stonemasons
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»  Burrow Lobbies on BHP and US Trade Abroad
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»  Feed the Shangri-La Workers Fund
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»  STOP PRESS: Union Numbers Up - ABS
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Columns
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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
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