|Issue No 93||27 April 2001|
Action Rolls On as Della’s List Fills Up
Unions are planning another week of rolling industrial action in protest at workers comp changes as just three Labor back-benchers hold-out from pledging to support changes to the Della Bosca package.
This week's Tools, Jim Anderson, John Bartlett and Grant McBride ('The Dirty Three') are now the only non-Cabinet members who have refused to sign on to Della's list.
The List, published on LaborNet's special workers comp website, has become a sounding board for rank and file anger at the workers compensation package.
A long line of Labor MPs signed up to support amendments to the package this week, in the face of protest actions outside their electoral offices.
And Workers Online understands that the Premier's own State Electoral Council has passed a resolution condemning the WorkCover changes.
More Government Revenue Targeted
Meanwhile, more government services will be the target of industrial action next week, following this week's successful fare free days on trains and buses.
Already the government has lost an estimated $2.5 million in revenue from targeted bans. Similar action will be announced next week on a day-by-day basis.
The Transport Workers Union is planning to blockade the city on Thursday over the failure of WorkCover to enforce safety in the trucking industry.
For all the Compo action keep an eye on our special campaign page at http://www.labor.net.au/compo
Corporate: The Jobs Myth
Access Economics' Chris Richardson debunks employer claims that increased workers compensation premiums have a dramatic impact on jobs.
Interview: The Workers’ Voice
When trade union stalwart Ian West took a seat in the NSW Upper House he was determined to be more than a bench-warmer. Then the Workers Comp legislation hit.
Unions: Postcard from the Pilbara
In the face of unprecedented pressure, BHP workers in the Pilbara are standing together and refusing to sign individual cotnracts.
Economics: Currency Unification: Dollarize or Die?
Dick Bryan asks what happens to an economy when it gives up its domestic currency.
History: Instant History
In his address to the Australian Labour History Conference, the SMH's Brad Norington asks whether there is still time for history.
International: The End of an Era?
The post-Cold War era is over. Something different is developing to take its place. John Passant writes.
Media: The Battle for Aunty
The CPSU's Graeme Thompson ouitlines the campaign to save the ABC and this week's emergency share-holders' meeting.
Review: Share-Holder Nation
A legacy of government-backed privatisations, demutualisations and stockmarket hype over the past decade is the creation of a nation of shareholders.
Satire: SOS: Save the Investment Banker!
Spare a thought for those less fortunate With redundancies at investment banks around the globe looming, now is the time for us to show the world just how much we care. It's just not right.
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