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Thomas Foods Brings In More Visa Workers While Youth Unemployment Skyrockets 2017-08-23 [AMIEU Newcastle]

Safety Alert on Wall Collapses 2017-08-23 [CFMEU Construction ]

Asbestos found on Sydney Metro North West site as union demands answers 2017-08-23 [Fairfax Media ]

Proposed National Parks cuts fan flames of fear 2017-08-22 [Daily Examiner]

Stoush erupts over asbestos claims at sugar mills 2017-08-22 [Northern Star]

Safety issues at northern NSW sugar mills put workers and community at risk of asbestos exposure: union 2017-08-22 [ETU NSW]

Australian Workers' Union speaks out on Murrumbidgee Irrigation decision 2017-08-22 [The Irrigator]

NSW National Parks job cuts increase risk of bushfire tragedy 2017-08-18 [AWU]

Federal Court sides with employers to cut mine workers redundancy pay 2017-08-18 [Singleton Argus]

Local workers to unload cargos of wind turbines at Newcastle Port 2017-08-18 [Newcastle Herald]

Cleaners fear being short changed under new contracts 2017-08-17 [Fairfax Media ]

Wharfies' 48 hour stop work over wage cut at Newcastle Port 2017-08-17 [Newcastle Herald]

Qube Newcastle workforce to impose 48-hour stopwork over massive wage cut 2017-08-17 [MUA]

Workers sacked by Telstra NBN provider 2017-08-15 [Hunter Valley News]

SDA Newcastle and Northern slam NSW Government decision to legislate Boxing Day trade 2017-08-15 [Maitland Mercury]

Regional ambulance staff shortage rallies resident fears 2017-08-15 [ABC]

Unions advise NSW teachers not to sign NAPLAN confidentiality agreements over legal fears 2017-08-15 [ABC]

Teachers advised not to sign NAPLAN confidentiality agreements 2017-08-15 [NSW Teachers Federation]

Pizza Hut slammed by Fair Work Ombudsman as $20,000 underpayment in Newcastle is revealed 2017-08-15 [ABC]

Industrial action ongoing at Glencore's eight Hunter Valley operations 2017-08-15 [Singleton Argus]

Prison to stay in public hands 2017-08-15 [AAP]

Firefighters fight for presumptive legislation to recognise work-related cancers 2017-08-15 [ABC]

Worker underpayment wage theft s widespread Businessman 2017-08-08 [Illawarra Mercury]

National Day of Protest for union at SCU 2017-08-08 [Echonet]

ALP plan to name and shame businesses that rip off workers 2017-08-08 [Fairfax Media]

No cuts, please: Lack of support for shaving hairdressers’ weekend penalty rates 2017-08-08 [Central Western Daily ]

Great Strike 100th anniversary exhibition puts important Australian history on show 2017-08-07 [ABC]

Work Choices by stealth’: Teachers threaten major strike 2017-08-07 [The Educator]

Contribute to the campaign for a proper headstone and memorial for Merv Flanagan a labour movement martyr 2017-08-07 [RTBU]

1917 Great Strike CDs available at cost price! 2017-08-07 [RTBU]

CFMEU NSW call for crane ban 2017-08-07 [The New Daily ]

MUA ralllied against foreign workers 2017-08-03 [Lloyd's List]

Newcastle Workers Rally over Security Fears as Foreign Crew Flies in to take Aussie Jobs 2017-08-03 [MUA]

Asbestos concerns at Opera House escalate 2017-08-03 [AAP]

Sydney Opera House asbestos dispute escalates. Bosses block independent testing and training 2017-08-03 [CFMEU NSW]

No way Mr Ryan your 38 hours just won't fly 2017-08-02 [United Services Union]

Great Strike commemoration. Fighting words from ACTU Secretary at commemoration dinner tonight 2017-08-02 [The Australian]

NSW & ACT Laborback plan to criminalize wage theft 2017-08-01 [TWU]

Renos Halted As Asbestos Found At Sydney Opera House 2017-08-01 [Hit News]

Asbestos found at Sydney Opera House union imposes work bans 2017-08-01 [ETU NSW]

Blue Mountains MP calls for locally-built trains at State ALP conference 2017-08-01 [Blue Mountains Gazette]

Glencore and Yancoal strike deal over Hunter Valley coal mine 2017-07-31 [ABC]

Strikes intensify at Glencore's Australian Hunter Valley coal mines 2017-07-31 [Platts ]

Union win. Over $130,000 In Underpayments Recovered For Visa Workers 2017-07-31 [AMIEU Newcastle]

State Labor votes for 10-day DV leave 2017-07-30 [AAP]

Broken Hill Town Employees' Union celebrates 100 years, fighting decline in unionism 2017-07-30 [ABC]

Why the Great Strike of 1917 still matters 2017-07-28 [ABC]

Maritime workers rally at Carrington 2017-07-25 [Newcastle Herald]

OHS and Murder 2017-07-17 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

NSW Minister should take the tough decision on quad bike safety 2017-07-24 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

This month in labour history

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]

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]