|Issue No 99||15 June 2001|
Della’s Pay for View Awards
NSW Industrial relations Minister John Della Bosca in under union fire again - this time for charging workers to access details of their legal rights over the web.
The Electrical Trades Union has raised concerns that the Minister is promoting a new service for employees to get access to their relevant award through the Department of Industrial Relation's website.
But ETU state secretary Bernie Riordan says that what is not being promoted is that a copy of the award will cost a worker $16.50.
"It is a disgrace that a Labor Government would support a practice whereby a worker has to deduct an amount for their wages to gain access to a copy of their relevant Award from a Government Department websites," Riordan says.
"The ETU calls upon the Labor Council to contact the Minister and demand the removal of this unfair penny pinching and morally deficient fee. Has this Minister got any good news for workers?"
Interview: In Defence of the Umpire
Australian Industry Group chief Bob Herbert on why the Industrial Relations Commission is worth fighting for.
Unions: Diary of a Dude
One.Tel worker Warren Manners thought he had a dream job and no need for a union. That was until the money ran out.
Legal: Dot.Com Casualties
The high profile collapse of One.Tel had significant implications for its employees. But what about its contractors?
Industrial: The Shopfloor, United
Chris Christodoulou argues that without an active union membership, workplace democracy is just a pipe dream.
International: A Saharawi Woman's Plea
Sydney unionist Stephanie Brennan travelled to Africa to witness first-hand the struggle for independence in West Sahara.
History: Once Were Tuckpointers
Trawling through the files, Paul Howes stumbles upon some unions that represented workers long departed.
Politics: Out Of The Comfort Zone
In his new book, Brett Evans argues that while Labor is honing its reform agenda, it is still struggling to reform itself.
Satire: World Domination
The US has threatened not to pay the UN the money it doesn’t pay anyway.
Review: Wiped Out
Bread and Roses is a new movie about the struggle of invisible office cleaners to gain dignity and respect at work. Pity you won’t see it here.
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