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Sacked Rocky Aurizon worker pleads case in Canberra crusade 2017-08-18 [CQ News]

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project will 'kill someone', CFMEU says 2017-08-17 [ABC]

Blue Care nurse given marching orders after 17 years 2017-08-15 [News Mail]

Glencofe posts half yearly mega profits as it locks out miners 2017-08-15 [CFMEU]

Aged care nurse shortage a matter of 'life or death' 2017-08-09 [Bundaberg News-mail]

ANMF outraged at sacking of Blue Care nurses 2017-08-09 [ANMF]

Union pledges no fare collection for the rest of the week 2017-08-09 [Brisbane Times]

Brisabane bus drivers refuse to collect fares amid industrial dispute stalemate 2017-08-04 [ABC]

Oaky North: what happened to the rat? 2017-08-08 [CFMEU Mining and Energy]

Dirty toilets and messy streets, but Brisbane residents get free bus trips 2017-08-08 [Brisbane Times]

Police corruption taskforce branded 'sloppy' for charge mix-up with former Queensland union boss 2017-08-04 [ABC]

TWU members at BCC stop work, protest council 2017-08-02 [TWU]

Brisbane bus drivers to strike again today amid ongoing pay dispute 2017-08-02 [9News]

MORE Brisbane Bus Strikes Happening This Wednesday 2017-08-01 [HIT]

Brisbane bus strike: Major impacts to services expected as drivers plan fourth strike 2017-07-31 [ABC]

Anniversary of Box Flat tragedy in 1972 2017-07-31 [CFMEU Mining and Energy]

We are hirIng. Looking for an organiser in Cairns 2017-07-30 [AWU Queensland ]

Cleaners and tip workers launch work bans in dirty wage dispute with Gold Coast council 2017-07-30 [Gold Coast Bulletin ]

SunBus drivers to stop work 2017-07-27 [TWU]

7-Eleven owner's 'deliberate disregard' for basic rights 2017-07-25 [Fairfax Media ]

REVEALED: The work 'crisis' plaguing the Rockhampton region 2017-07-25 [The Morning Bulletin ]

Rockhampton business owners fight for workers penalty rates pay 2017-07-20 [Rockhampton Bulletin ]

Rocky's golden apprentice girl faces 'uncertain future' 2017-07-20 [Morning Bulletin]

CFMEU goes rogue, splits from peak Queensland body 2017-07-19 [Australian Financial Review]

Brisbane to weather more bus driver strikes as fog compunds industrial action 2017-07-19 [ABC]

Brisbane bus drivers to strike over two days 2017-07-19 [Brisbane Times]

Union win for casual nurses, midwives and AINs/PCs 2017-07-14 [QNMU]

In Qld you can kill a worker and not go to jail. 2017-07-14 [News-Mail]

Terrible circumstances’: Workers suffer in CQ mine collapse 2017-07-12 [Gladstone Observer]

No end in sight for Oaky Creek strike 2017-07-11 [Mackay Daily Mercury ]

ACTU Secretary Sally McManus and CFMEU leaders Michael O'Connor and Tony Maher will join striking Glencore workers 2017-07-11 [CFMEU Mining and Energy ]

Mother of murdered backpacker calls on Government to make '88 days' farm work scheme safe 2017-07-10 [ABC]

Fair Work casuals decision 'helpful to Gladstone' but just a first step: AWU 2017-07-08 [Gladstone Observer]

Brisbane jail in lockdown as prison guards strike 2017-07-07 [AAP]

Jail pay dispute sees Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre prison guards locked out 2017-07-07 [ABC]

Central QLD miners vote no to insecure jobs in BHP mines 2017-06-29 [CFMEU Mining and Energy]

Brisbane glassworkers go full bottle on new agreement 2017-06-27 [AMWU]

Brisbane Commonwealth Bank staff face sackings, according to Finance Sector Union 2017-06-26 [Brisbane Courier Mail]

ACTU Sally McManus visits Mt Isa 2017-06-26 [North West Star]

Rockhampton Jockey Club backs casual workers' penalty rates 2017-06-22 [Morning Bulletin]

QCU unions will fight next State election campaign on secure jobs 2017-06-22 [QCU]

The rules that once made Australia fair are broken, QCU union boss says 2017-06-22 [Fairfax Media ]

Nationals MP George Christensen crosses the floor to defend penalty rates 2017-06-21 [The New Daily]

Militant construction unionists flooded the streets of Brisbane 2017-06-21 [Brisbane Courier-Mail]

Workers at State Gvt owned power plant to start industrial action on Friday 2017-06-21 [CFMEU Mining and Energy]

Unions urge miners to get checked as more dust diseases uncovered 2017-06-21 [CFMEU Mining and Energy ]

Strike threat at Queensland power plant 2017-06-21 [AAP]

Coffee Club franchise in Brisbane fined $180k for exploiting worker 2017-06-19 [Brisbane Times]

Gold Coast mayoral candidate got 'sidelines' CFMEU support 2017-06-15 [Fairfax Media]

Strike at Oaky North enters week six 2017-06-15 [CFMEU Mining and Energy]

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]