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SDA and TWU form alliance to take on Amazon 2018-12-12 [TWU]

Calls for Uber to compensate drivers after app goes down 2018-12-12 [TWU]

Victory duo scoop PFA Player of the Month awards 2018-12-12 [PFA]

Defence Contractor Numbers Throws Department Off Balance 2018-12-12 [Professionals Australia]

ACTU surveys shows sexual harassment in Australian workplaces a major concern 2018-12-12 [Professionals Australia]

Epic Pharmacy: Their “offer” 2018-12-12 [Professionals Australia]

Nine’s redundancies at Fairfax web sites 2018-12-12 [MEAA]

Add your message to Kelly O'Dwyer's Christmas card 2018-12-12 [CPSU]

Bah humbug from Aerocare 2018-12-12 [ASU]

NAB: Have You Signed the Retail Staff Affirmation? 2018-12-12 [FSU]

Two in three women sexually harassed at work 2018-12-12 [ACTU]

ACTU welcomes ALP action on insecure work and wages 2018-12-12 [ACTU]

O’Dwyer feigns action on insecure work crisis 2018-12-12 [ACTU]

Half of new jobs are second jobs 2018-12-12 [ACTU]

Drivers Don’t Seek Medical Help 2018-12-12 [Diesel]

Ridesharing Drivers Call For Fare Limits As Fatigue Hits Hard 2018-12-12 [Ten Daily]

ALP vows to tackle stagnant wages and underpayment of workers 2018-12-12 [The Morning Herald]

Fahour denies bowing to union pressure to sack Australia Post executive 2018-12-12 [The Financial Review]

Unions, labour rights experts call on Ansell to protect worker rights 2018-12-12 [ABC]

Labor urges crackdown on companies outsourcing work to drive down wages 2018-12-12 [The Guardian]

Unions test Labor with airline IR fight 2018-12-12 [The Australian]

Brendan O'Connor declines to give details on industry bargaining 2018-12-12 [The Morning Herald]

Survey finds fast-food workers spat on, abused and threatened 2018-12-10 [The New Daily]

This has got to stop. Fast food workers must be treated with respect 2018-12-10 [SDA]

#MilestoneMonday – Williams and Khamis reach century of appearances, Butt scores 50thW-League goal 2018-12-10 [PFA]

Scientists working long hours 2018-12-10 [Professionals Australia]

DHS outsourcing 2018-12-10 [CPSU]

DSS round up 2018-12-10 [CPSU]

Tax Office integrity at risk from corporate contracts­­ 2018-12-10 [CPSU]

Tis the season... 2018-12-10 [CPSU]

Labor pursues national interest by opposing visa privatisation 2018-12-10 [CPSU]

Qantas asks employees to work for free this Christmas and New Year 2018-12-10 [ASU]

ANMF Says Parliament Must Act to Pass Staffing Ratios Disclosure Bill 2018-12-10 [ANMF]

Liam O’Brien elected ACTU Assistant Secretary 2018-12-10 [ACTU]

O’Dwyer backs in big business over workers, again 2018-12-10 [ACTU]

Fast food worker threatened with death over cold cheeseburger 2018-12-10 [9 News]

Domestic violence leave now an entitlement 2018-12-10 [AJP]

Labor to meet unions part-way on pattern bargaining 2018-12-10 [The Financial Review]

'He threatened to kill my family if I didn't remake his cheeseburger' 2018-12-10 [The Daily Mail]

Fast-food workers call for an end to abuse 2018-12-10 [News.com]

Retailers join union in calling for customer abuse of staff to stop 2018-12-10 [The Morning Herald]

Timeline for PC Mental Health Inquiry 2018-12-05 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Fels sets the scene for inquiries into workplace mental health 2018-12-07 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

MUA Welcomes Focus on Seafarers’ Mental Health 2018-12-09 [MUA]

MUA - CFMEU participates in 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women 2018-12-09 [MUA]

Government must intervene to protect Hakeem al-Araibi 2018-12-09 [ACTU]

New research reveals how Australian journalists are faring four years after redundancy 2018-12-07 [MEAA]

Saying farewell to Fairfax 2018-12-07 [MEAA]

Taking learning back 2018-12-07 [AEU]

An important update on the My Health Record legislation. 2018-12-07 [AMWU]

This month in labour history

1-12-1948 The long ACTU-led campaign to win more time off for workers led to the imposition of the 40-hour work week and the 2-day weekend. [more]

15-12-1882 Tailoresses' Association of Melbourne, Australia's first women's trade union, established. [more]

17-12-1918 A march of members of the Australian Workers Union forces the resignation of the Administrator of the Northern Territory, John Gilruth. [more]

21-12-1916 The Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) are outlawed. [more]

23-12-1928 An industrial court decides that timber workers must increase their weekly working hours from 44 to 48, a decision that sparks a 6 month long strike. [more]

29-12-1884 Edward Theodore, founder of Amalgamated Workers’ Assn & forerunner of Australian Workers’ Union (AWU), is born. [more]

31-12-1968 John Smith Garden, Australian trade unionist & founding member of Communist Party of Australia, dies. [more]