'I'm being exploited': the underpaid workers in our universities

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Westpac Group - More branches on the chopping block 2018-08-21 [FSU]

It's time to step up! Australia needs a payrise 2018-08-21 [FSU]

Union victory over ‘permanent casual’ rort in mining 2018-08-21 [CFMEU]

ACCI hypocrisy on Bureau of Statistics doesn’t add up 2018-08-21 [CPSU]

Inquiry confirms consulting giants are milking the APS dry 2018-08-21 [CPSU]

CPSU wins insecure work breakthrough in ACT Public Service 2018-08-21 [CPSU]

Michael Theo on the importance of player insurance 2018-08-21 [APFA]

Calls for aged care providers to ‘come clean’ on staffing ratios 2018-08-21 [ANMF]

Parliament House hosts AEU push for pre-school funding 2018-08-21 [AEU]

New figures quantify the extent of the TAFE disaster 2018-08-21 [AEU]

Tell the PM: Public schools must be highest priority for school funding 2018-08-21 [AEU]

'I'm being exploited': the underpaid workers in our universities 2018-08-19 [The Age]

Glimmer of hope as wage growth gets tiny boost 2018-08-18 [The New Daily]

O’Dwyer abandons women’s super in report response 2018-08-18 [ACTU]

Court decision shows need for proper definition of casual work 2018-08-18 [ACTU]

Unions split over support for national energy guarantee 2018-08-18 [The Australian]

Western Australia Alcoa's Western Australia workers vote to continue indefinite strike 2018-08-18 [Seeking Alpha]

Labor honours passing of union 'giant' 2018-08-18 [The News]

Western Australia Alcoa workers to continue strike 2018-08-17 [The Daily Mail]

Underpayment of workers not 'wage theft', employer groups tell inquiry 2018-08-16 [Guardian]

Victoria Bus driver victory, strike called off 2018-08-15 [Bay 93.9]

Victoria RBA locks out workers at Note Printing Australia 2018-08-15 [Green Left Weekly]

Back pay prospect for thousands of workers 2018-08-15 [SBS]

 VIDEO  Shift workers' sick leave entitlements under scrutiny 2018-08-15 [ABC]

Victoria Bus driver to strike expected to cause commuter chaos in Victoria 2018-08-15 [Brinkwire]

The future of work and OHS – yeah, but….. 2018-08-15 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Alcoa workers to meet 2018-08-14 [The West Australian]

Victoria Victorian government intervenes in Esso dispute to give 'certainty' to workers 2018-08-14 [The Financial Review]

Victoria Tens of thousands to be stranded in suburbs as huge bus strike looms 2018-08-14 [The Age]

Workers threaten to strike at Defence sites 2018-08-14 [The Australian]

Social Licence provides opportunities for OHS improvement 2018-08-14 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Queensland Queensland enforces its labour hire laws while Victoria is still working theirs out 2018-08-14 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Queensland Maori man given 'black guy repellant' takes Queensland employer to to court 2018-08-14 [Fairfax]

It’s not about doing the least possible but about doing the best 2018-08-13 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

ACTU gathers stories of workers hit hardest by lack of pay rises 2018-08-13 [ACTU]

Casual conversion extended to hundreds of thousands 2018-08-13 [ACTU]

Telstra workers overwhelmingly vote against proposed pay hikes: CEPU 2018-08-13 [CRN]

Push to reinstate road safety regulator by transport union 2018-08-13 [The Australian]

New South Wales Union boss Sheldon eyes NSW Senate seat 2018-08-13 [The News]

South Australia Unemployed Workers’ Union on the road to Ceduna 2018-08-13 [The Sentinel]

 VIDEO Victoria Melbourne bus drivers to strike after pay negotiations fail 2018-08-13 [9 News]

Queensland Murder-accused declared mentally unfit to stand trial for killing of Brisbane bus driver 2018-08-13 [ABC]

From cleaner and garbo to politics: Tony Sheldon resigns from TWU 2018-08-13 [Sydney Morning Herald]

Victoria Another bus strike to slow city’s public transport this week 2018-08-12 [The Courier]

Victoria Geelong, Werribee buses to stop again 2018-08-11 [Bay 93.9]

Supermarket staff fear for safety as security removed despite assaults 2018-08-11 [The Morning Herald]

Best and worst of times: how disruption will reshape work 2018-08-11 [The Morning Herald]

Pharmacy union pushes inquiry into wage theft 2018-08-11 [AJP]

Victoria Supermarket staff fear for safety as security removed despite assaults 2018-08-11 [The Age]

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This month in labour history

1-08-1990 Founding of the United Firefighters Union of Australia. [more]

2-08-1917 Members of engineering and rail unions across Sydney begin to strike against the time card system, with more workers taking unofficial action the next day. [more]

9-08-1917 The number of workers on strike across Sydney increases to 45,000 when miners and longeshoremen join the action. [more]

12-08-1917 The Australian government informs the people, through the Sunday papers, that "The enemies of Britain and her Allies have succeeded in plunging Australia into a general strike." [more]

14-08-1917 Seamen's Union Vice President W. Daly is arrested and charged with conspiracy to instigate an illegal strike. [more]

16-08-1890 Marine officers walk off their ships in strike action, soon followed by their crews. [more]

17-08-1861 Coal miners in NSW refuse 20% wage cut & walk out; locked out until October. [more]

23-08-1966 Two hundred Gurindji workers walk off their cattle station at Wave Hill, a strike that will last almost a decade and lead to the passage of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act. [more]

24-08-1917 The government declares that the Strike Committee in Sydney shall be considered an illegal organisation. [more]

26-08-1894 Striking shearers burn and destroy the steamship 'Rodney', which had been used to transport scabs on the Darling River. [more]

30-08-1917 First labour martyr Merv Flanagan shot and killed in Sydney during General Strike for yelling 'scab'. His murderer Reginald Wearne ( whose brother was a consevative MP) was never convicted. [more]

31-08-1890 Up to 100,000 workers gather in Melbourne to support the sheep shearers' strike [more]