|Issue No 99||15 June 2001|
Unions Back Religious Freedoms in Vietnam
NSW workers have called on the ACTU to raise repression of religious minorities in Vietnam as an international rallying point.
A representative of the Vietnamese community in Australia, Than Nguyen, addressed this week's Labor Council meeting to outline the plight of religious and political leaders under detention and house arrest.
These include Father Tadeus Nguyen Van Ly, the 80-year-old leader of the Unified Buddhist Church, who has been imprisoned for calling for religious freedom
Nguyen is calling on Australian workers to take up the issue through the ACTU to demand the release of all religious leaders.
He also wants the ACTU to send a delegate to examine labour conditions in Vietnam tro ensure compliance with ILO conventions.
A meeting was also held this week with Labor's foreign affairs spokesman Laurie Brereton to outline the issue.
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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