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Today's news - Victoria

Victoria's election result will determine whether bosses who underpay staff face jail 2018-11-19 [ABC]

Can Victorian Labor really make ‘wage theft’ a crime? 2018-11-19 [Pursuit]

Daniel Andrews promises industrial manslaughter to become new criminal offence 2018-11-19 [ABC]

Two exemptions to Victoria’s Industrial Manslaughter laws 2018-11-18 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Worksafe inspector was inside Marshall Lethlean factory on morning Ai Group apprentice died 2018-11-15 [ABC]

'Silent' ambo workers warn of potential strike 2018-11-15 [Bay 93.9]

Widow of Victorian dad killed in trench collapse speaks out as election looms 2018-11-14 [9 News]

Family distraught after apprentice dies in worksite employer Ai Group knew was unsafe 2018-11-14 [ABC]

Power station worker dies after accident 2018-11-13 [9 News]

Electrical Trades Union issues ‘stop to work’ on RCR Tomlinson Victorian projects 2018-11-13 [PV Magazine]

Many safety lessons from one workplace death 2018-11-12 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Stakes day strike action at Flemington stopped 2018-11-10 [Sports News]

Melbourne laneway workers underpaid: union 2018-10-29 [News.com]

'He’s not supposed to be some protester': Andrews attacked over rally 2018-10-23 [The Age]

170,000 Shut Down Melbourne To Demand Better Pay & Work Conditions 2018-10-23 [Pedestrian TV]

Thousands attend ACTU rally in Melbourne and Sydney to fight against low pay 2018-10-23 [The Morning Herald]

Huge Change the Rules union rally brings Melbourne to a halt 2018-10-23 [News.com]

More than 150,000 protesting union workers to shut down Melbourne causing chaos on the roads and bringing trams to a halt 2018-10-23 [The Daily Mail]

Union rally floods Melbourne CBD as tens of thousands march for minimum wage increase 2018-10-23 [ABC]

Taxi, hire drivers to sue Uber for ‘hundreds of millions’ in lost earnings 2018-10-19 [The New Daily]

ICTSI's Australian Terminal Declared Port of Convenience at ITF Congress 2018-10-19 [MUA]

Unions Declare Australian Terminal Unsafe 2018-10-19 [Port Technology]

Uber faces class action 2018-10-19 [ZDNet]

WorkSafe acts on allegations of gruelling workplace conditions in a Victorian law firm 2018-10-15 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

‘Don’t threaten workers’, unions warn employers ahead of mega rally 2018-10-17 [We Are Union]

Women’s unpaid work worth billions 2018-10-16 [The New Daily]

Unions back Victorian Socialists campaign 2018-10-16 [The Australian]

Nation remembers West Gate Bridge collapse 2018-10-15 [SBS]

Bill Shorten reflects on the Esso Longford disaster 2018-09-25 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Workers' Inferno 2018-10-04 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Nine Safety Incidents In Two Weeks At VICT Terminal Leaves Workers On Edge 2018-09-24 [MUA]

State to probe gig economy in support of workers 2018-09-24 [ZDNet]

Industrial Manslaughter laws explained to Senate inquiry 2018-09-06 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Victory after a 10-year battle against broken rules for pathology workers in Victoria 2018-09-14 [ACTU]

Pathology workers win 20% pay rise after 'David and Goliath battle' 2018-09-14 [The Morning Herald]

Amazon's 'hellscape' revealed in Victorian Warehouse 2018-09-13 [NUW]

Every crane in Victoria could be checked after Box Hill construction site death 2018-09-11 [The New Daily]

Another construction worker killed, two others injured on construction site in Box Hill 2018-09-07 [CFMMEU]

Box Hill crane accident puts worksite safety in the spotlight 2018-09-07 [ABC]

Worker killed, two injured on Melbourne construction site 2018-09-06 [The New Daily]

Melbourne's Trades Hall targeted by man who planned to carry out terrorist attacks, court told 2018-09-04 [ABC]

Scott Morrison flags bid to ban CFMEU over 'thuggery, brutality' after union boss's kids used in profane tweet 2018-09-05 [ABC]

Workers at SPC welcome future expansion 2018-08-22 [AMWU]

Bus driver victory, strike called off 2018-08-15 [Bay 93.9]

RBA locks out workers at Note Printing Australia 2018-08-15 [Green Left Weekly]

Bus driver to strike expected to cause commuter chaos in Victoria 2018-08-15 [Brinkwire]

Victorian government intervenes in Esso dispute to give 'certainty' to workers 2018-08-14 [The Financial Review]

Tens of thousands to be stranded in suburbs as huge bus strike looms 2018-08-14 [The Age]

Melbourne bus drivers to strike after pay negotiations fail 2018-08-13 [9 News]

Another bus strike to slow city’s public transport this week 2018-08-12 [The Courier]

This month in labour history

1-11-1923 Police in Melbourne strike against the use of labour spies? [more]

2-11-1928 Police fire on striking dock workers in Melbourne, killing one man. [more]

4-11-1908 Sydney's rockchoppers vow to continue their strike "so long as one single member of the union remains in gaol." [more]

5-11-1890 Miners in Newcastle are the last New South Wales workers to return to work after the Great Strike. [more]

29-11-1849 Chartist leader William Cuffay arrives in Australia, having been transported from Britain after his treason trial [more]