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Staff to strike across NSW universities 2017-10-18 [NTEU]

What you need to know for this Thursday’s UTS strike 2017-10-18 [NTEU NSW]

John Hunter Hospital nurses and midwives put patient safety first 2017-10-17 [NSW Nurses and Midwives Association]

John Hunter nurses and midwives vote to introduce industrial bans 2017-10-17 [Newcastle Herald]

Work stops on Sydney Opera House after asbestos discovered 2017-10-12 [BWI Global Union]

Opera House works halted due to asbestos 2017-10-12 [AAP]

More than 30 workers exposed to asbestos in Sydney Opera House renovations, union says 2017-10-12 [TEN News]

Springvale mine extension decision welcomed 2017-10-10 [CFMEU Mining and Energy]

Pledge your support for job security at UTS 2017-10-09 [NTEU]

University of Sydney senior executive staff member takes legal action over dismissal 2017-10-09 [Fairfax Media]

Sydney Opera House electricians walk off the job due to confirmed asbestos 2017-10-06 [ABC]

Electricians Exposed To Asbestos While Working On Sydney Opera House Renovations 2017-10-06 [The Music]

Electricians again walk off $200m Opera House renovation over safety fears followings asbestos tests 2017-10-06 [ETU NSW]

Rohingya Crisis Panel Discussion 2017-10-04 [APHEDA -Union Aid Abroad]

Man crushed to death by a portable building on NSW worksite 2017-10-04 [Fairfax Media]

Finalists Announced for 2017 NSW Safety Awards 2017-10-04 [OHS News]

Workers' compensation cuts start today 2017-10-02 [ABC]

Three Hunter businesses underpay workers nearly $40,000 before intervention by Fair Work Ombudsman 2017-09-28 [Newcastle Herald]

Injured workers over 50 face being thrown onto 'scrapheap' 2017-09-22 [Fairfax Media]

John Hunter Hospital nurses are fed up with staff shortages during worst flu season on record 2017-09-22 [Newcastle Herald]

Mixed reaction in Hunter after Boxing Day trade law passed 2017-09-22 [Newcastle Herald]

Retail workers' union critical of Boxing Day trade legislation | photos | poll 2017-09-22 [The Lakes Mail]

Boxing Day changes 'ruin Christmas': SDA union 2017-09-21 [AAP]

Fred Nile splits with church leaders to support Boxing Day trading 2017-09-21 [Fairfax Media]

Urgent staffing review under way at Lismore hospital 2017-09-20 [The Northern Star]

The Rise of Industrial Blackmail 2017-09-19 [AMIEU Newcastle]

Government contractors accused of trying to slash workers' pay and conditions 2017-09-18 [Fairfax Media]

Health workers attacked and abused over hospital smoking ban 2017-09-18 [Newcastle Herald]

CFMEU NSW faces fines of more than $2.4m for Barangaroo strikes 2017-09-15 [Sydney Morning Herald]

Crakanthorp slams decision to replace Newcastle TrainLink Contact Centre jobs with Service NSW positions 2017-09-13 [Newcastle Herald ]

Qube Newcastle Workers Go Global In Their Campaign As They Dig In Against Pay Cut 2017-09-12 [MUA]

Majority of USyd staff vote to keep bargaining with University for better pay 2017-09-12 [Honk Soit]

Shellharbour Hospital vigil to oppose private investment 2017-09-08 [Illawarra Mercury]

Debunking myths around medicinal cannabis 2017-09-08 [NSW Nurses and Midwives Association]

Sydney worker freed after crane drops load 2017-09-08 [AAP]

Branxton Preschool among Hunter early learning centres to strike for better pay 2017-09-05 [Newcastle Herald]

PSA wants at-risk kids sleeping in motel rooms 2017-09-05 [Illawarra Mercury]

Boral threat to fire workers over building code unlawful 2017-09-04 [AFR]

Unions threaten to disrupt construction of Badgerys Creek Airport 2017-09-04 [Fairfax Media ]

Boral offshoot threats against union workers ruled illegal 2017-09-04 [The Australian ]

'Morale at an all time low': Keolis Downer still underpaying Newcastle bus drivers 2017-09-01 [Newcastle Herald ]

TWU gives Aldi the Coles treatment on rates 2017-08-30 [Fully Loaded]

Aldi lawyers push to put speech gag on TWU 2017-08-30 [News.com.au]

Aldi challenges TWU free speech rights 2017-08-30 [AFR]

Aldi tries to gag truck drivers' union after claims of unsafe practices 2017-08-30 [The Guardian]

Self-regulation not working. Two crane accidents in one day 2017-08-30 [BWI Global Union]

ETU win! 17.5 percent pay rise for Star Group electricians 2017-08-30 [ETU NSW]

Unions forced to call off ban on training Ausgrid’s overseas replacement workers; call on owners to intervene 2017-08-30 [ETU NSW]

VIDEO: TWU safety protests outside Aldi 2017-08-30 [Channel 9]

Luna Park crane accident. CFMEU criticises SafeWork hands-off self-regulation attitude 2017-08-29 [Sydney Daily Telegraph ]

This month in labour history

4-10-1909 Workers in new South Wales join a huge procession for the 8 hour day. [more]