|Issue No 92||20 April 2001|
Day of Mourning to be Compo Focus
The sixth International Day Of Mourning for lost, injured and fallen workers will be the focus of next weeks workers compensation action.
For the first time, Australia will host the International Day of Morning which will provide a reminder to the Carr Government of the human toll workplace accidents have on workers and their families. Union delegates from across the state will be attending the service to be in the Sydney Opera House Forecourt
The Sydney Opera House's Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance staff members and the Labor Council of New South Wales will be hosting the Sydney Service to commemorate workers who have died or been seriously injured in the workplace.
This service will be one of a number of services to be held around the world holding special services.
WHERE: Sydney Opera House Forecourt
WHEN: 12:00 Midday 27/4/2001
DRESS: Please wear black clothing
Interview: Beyond the Accord
Simon Crean cut his teeth in the trade union movement, now he's gearing up to run the economy.
Politics: In Defence of Della’s List
The proposition that trade unions should ask members of the ALP for a commitment that they uphold Party policy should hardly be controversial.
Corporate: The Real Rorters
The unspoken sore of the WorkCover Scheme is non-compliance by employers. None more so that in the construction industry, as this CFMEU paper details.
Legal: In the Real World
Lawyer Ross Goodridge exposes the defficincies in the new medical assessment guidelines for workers compensation by looking at real case studies.
International: The Docklands and Global Labour
Ma Wei Pin and Jasper Goss recount how the struggle of a group of Indonesian hotel workers effected a lucrative Melbourne contract.
History: Sweatshops in America
Since the dawning of the Industrial Revolution, many generations of Americans have toiled in sweatshops.
Unions: Losers Never Start
At the end of her six week vigil, Grenadier delegate Michelle Booth gave her heartfelt thanks to the trade union movement.
Review: Working Classes: Global Realities
The Socialist Register 2001 looks at class realities and the lives of workers in the new century.
Satire: Democrats Change Leader
The Democrats have a new leader after belatedly discovering that Meg Lees had become the second Democrats leader in a row to defect to another party.
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