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Today's news - Queensland

Aged Care workers win leave back-pay 2018-12-18 [United Voice]

Brisbane ferry drivers to strike again 2018-12-18 [The Times]

QGAir negotiations landing smoothly 2018-12-16 [United Voice]

Rail workers postpone coal haulage strikes as cyclone looms 2018-12-14 [Reuters]

Aurizon coal trains across Queensland set to grind to a halt this weekend 2018-12-14 [RTBU]

Morrison government caught short on “permanent casual” case 2018-12-14 [QCU]

CFMEU Christmas toy drive falls victim to ABCC rules at Watpac 2018-12-12 [The Financial Review]

Brisbane ferry strike hits commuters 2018-12-06 [9 News]

Brisbane ferry strike to halt city commute 2018-12-06 [News.com]

Ferry disruptions expected as CityCat drivers strike on Thursday morning 2018-12-05 [The Times]

Brisbane Ferry Drivers Go On Strike 2018-12-04 [97.3]

Calls for truck-crash fatalities to be deemed workplace deaths 2018-11-27 [ATN]

Twenty thousand Brisbane workers rally to Change the Rules 2018-11-20 [QCU]

Wage theft is costing the Queensland economy $2.5 billion every year 2018-11-17 [Brisbane Times]

Transport Workers Union demands answers in the wake of fatality 2018-11-16 [Brisbane Times]

Up to 900 jobs at risk at Gold Coast Jewel development site amid 'unprecedented' problems, union warns 2018-10-04 [ABC]

Hundreds of workers walk off the job at billion-dollar Gold Coast Jewel resort development 2018-10-03 [ABC]

Tragic end for union hero involved in Brisbane’s Black Friday 2018-09-19 [The Courier-Mail]

Delay risk for Metronet train deliveries as Queensland workers strike 2018-09-19 [The Age]

A tragic accident on the Kennedy Highway this morning deserves a full investigation 2018-09-13 [TWU]

Childcare centres to shut doors as workers strike over pay 2018-09-04 [The Times]

Council seeks urgent meeting with IT provider amid wage theft allegations 2018-08-23 [The Times]

Shocking stories of wage theft support QCU’s criminalisation call 2018-08-22 [QCU]

Queensland enforces its labour hire laws while Victoria is still working theirs out 2018-08-14 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Maori man given 'black guy repellant' takes Queensland employer to to court 2018-08-14 [Fairfax]

Murder-accused declared mentally unfit to stand trial for killing of Brisbane bus driver 2018-08-13 [ABC]

Cairns council workers to walk off the job 2018-08-10 [The Daily Mail]

Calls for Queensland to jail employers over 'rampant' wage theft 2018-08-09 [The Guardian]

Union gagged from claiming Milton XXXX brewery under threat 2018-08-07 [The Times]

Families of the Dead speak to government 2018-07-30 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Logan council union members walk off the job over gendered pay claim 2018-07-27 [The Courier-Mail]

Regional Queensland cries foul on penalty rates and corporate tax cuts 2018-06-27 [ACTU]

Labour hire company under investigation, accused of ripping off workers at Qld abattoir 2018-06-22 [ABC]

Mine company's donation see memorial completed in 2018 2018-06-17 [The Bulletin]

XXXX Brewery workers strike, block trucks from Milton site 2018-05-30 [The Courrier-Mail]

Fair Work Ombudsman action sees underpaying boss sentenced to 12-months jail 2018-05-15 [Australian Financial Review]

Aged care standards often 'deplorable', nurses union says 2018-05-13 [ABC]

Unions march in Townsville for Labour Day 2018-05-07 [The Bulletin]

Brisbane's XXXX workers strike again amid tense negotiations 2018-04-26 [SBS]

Council ready to lock doors on striking union members 2018-04-19 [The Post]

Sex workers say current laws put their lives at risk 2018-04-15 [ABC]

Second strike for XXXX Queensland workers 2018-04-11 [SBS]

XXXX workers to walk off the job in Brisbane 2018-03-26 [SBS]

Safety in Work-For-The-Dole gets a hammering 2018-03-06 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Ombusman targets CFMEU and Scabby the Rat in Oaky North fight 2018-02-07 [Australian Financial Review]

Mineral Resources could save Esperance port workers facing 'catastrophe' 2018-02-05 [The Times]

Glencore turns terminator in Oaky North coal fight 2018-01-31 [AFR]

Glencore action to terminate Oaky North agreement is disproportionate 2018-01-31 [CFMEU]

Blue Care Shame: 93 year old lay with broken hip for 24 hours 2018-01-30 [QNMU]

Locked-out Glencore coal miners vow to continue 6-month picket line 2018-01-25 [ABC]

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]