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Police union backs toughening of child neglect sentences after Wollongong 'house of horrors' case 2018-06-11 [The Mercury]

SafeWork inspects Botany chemical plant after employees locked out 2018-05-29 [The Morning Herald]

Hundreds of Sydney nurses to strike after claims they've been transferred into jobs they're not qualified for 2018-04-28 [The Daily Mail]

Prison strike spreads across NSW as officers protest work conditions 2018-04-13 [The News]

Quaking in fear: Union says miners ‘have concerns about safety’ 2018-03-11 [The Central Western Daily]

BlueScope workers owed ‘millions’ in super back-pay: Australian Workers Union 2018-02-16 [Illawarra Mercury]

Thousands of NSW school cleaners have a win in fight for job security 2018-02-11 [SMH]

Sydney train workers offered 3pc pay rise as part of new offer put to rail union 2018-02-08 [ABC]

State Government in hot seat over priorities: classroom conditions versus stadiums 2018-01-31 [NSW Teachers Federation ]

Uber and taxi levy will do nothing to help cabbies' 'ghastly predicament', says ex-driver 2018-01-31 [ABC]

Sydney Trains Can Silence Its Workers But It Can't Silence Social Media 2018-01-31 [BuzzFeed]

Reminder: industrial action suspended for six weeks 2018-01-29 [RTBU]

Sydney train strike stopped: Fair Work Commission blocks union action 2018-01-25 [The Guardian]

Sydney Rail Strike:Unfair restrictions placed on right to strike 2018-01-25 [ETU NSW ]

After Fair Work Commission ruling RTBU suspends all industrial action. 2018-01-25 [RTBU]

Sydney train strike stopped: Fair Work blocks union action 2018-01-25 [Guardian Australia]

Fair Work Commission orders NSW rail workers to abandon 24-hour strike 2018-01-25 [Fairfax Media ]

Sydney train strike ruled out by Fair Work Commission, overtime ban continues until 6pm 2018-01-25 [ABC]

Trade deal must benefit Australian economy and workers 2018-01-25 [AMWU]

Rail talks to continue to avert strike 2018-01-25 [RTBU]

Sydney train strike: workers vote to go ahead with 24-hour stoppage on Monday 2018-01-24 [Guardian Australia]

Sydney train strike going ahead after union votes for industrial action 2018-01-24 [ABC]

Sydney Train workers vote against pay deal - strike goes ahead 2018-01-24 [Channel Nine]

Law firm intervenes to stop Sydney rail strike due to impact on its staff getting to work 2018-01-24 [AFR]

Rail talks: Workers to look at draft offer 2018-01-23 [RTBU]

Sydney train strike: NSW govt prepares for legal action 2018-01-23 [The Guardian]

Premier hopeful as train strike looms 2018-01-22 [SBS]

Tomago Aluminium workers set the clock ticking on industrial action 2018-01-21 [Newcastle Herald ]

CFMEU boss Brian Parker stripped of right of entry permit 2018-01-21 [AFR]

Train workers to strike after Sydney Trains fails to resolve pay dispute 2018-01-19 [ABC]

Minister meets union over NSW train strike 2018-01-19 [AAP]

Leaked documents reveal plan to replace workers at Port Kembla Coal Terminal 2018-01-18 [ABC]

Shock remarks from Minister spark debate 2018-01-18 [Big Rigs]

Union concerned government will blame truck drivers for crashes 2018-01-18 [Daily Liberal]

Truck drivers could get an electric shock in ‘offensive’ suggestion to reduce road carnage 2018-01-18 [The New Daily ]

Australian unions protest for locked-out Fijian aviation workers https://goo.gl/YwjyzV 2018-01-17 [ITF]

Sydney train strike threat prompts Labor leader to say Transport Minister belongs 'in a cupboard' 2018-01-17 [ABC]

Sydney and NSW train workers to go on 24-hour strike 2018-01-16 [ABC]

Premier confident there will be no train strike 2018-01-16 [SBS]

Truck driver dies after three-vehicle crash explosion south of Newcastle at Cooranbong 2018-01-16 [ABC]

Train workers take industrial action 2018-01-15 [SBS]

State government urges rail workers not to strike following Sydney train 'mess' 2018-01-13 [SBS]

Sydney trains meltdown: NSW drivers flag strikes after voting 'yes' to protected industrial action 2018-01-13 [ABC]

Port Kembla lockout ends. Workers back 2018-01-12 [Illawarra Mercury]

Fix our rail chaos. Complain to the Ministef. Here 2018-01-12 [Our Transport]

Nurses union claims recommendations not yet implemented at Bega's hospital 2018-01-12 [Bega News]

'Catastrophic' nurse shortage predicted to affect patient care 2018-01-12 [ABC]

Ausgrid workers to strike over pay freezes 2018-01-11 [Fairfax Media]

Ausgrid power system workers threaten 'hot summer' strikes in fight for pay rise 2018-01-10 [Newcastle Herald]

NSW power workers vote overwhelming to take industrial action over stalled negotiations 2018-01-10 [ETU NSW]

This month in labour history

5-06-1974 The New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation lists 49 'Green Bans' as part of its campaign of industrial action to protect the environment. [more]

16-06-1886 The Australian Workers Union, widely accepted as Australia's oldest union, was established at Fern's Hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, as a shearers' union [more]

24-06-1929 The six month timber workers strike ends in defeat as workers have to accept a 48 hour week. [more]