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Today's news - Victoria

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]

Geelong, Werribee buses to stop again 2018-08-11 [Bay 93.9]

Supermarket staff fear for safety as security removed despite assaults 2018-08-11 [The Age]

'It will be gridlock' – bus drivers to strike in Melbourne 2018-08-10 [The Age]

Vic bus drivers to strike all day Thursday 2018-08-10 [The News]

Firefighting, WorkCover and OHS 2018-08-10 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Pay dispute between Transport Workers Union, CDC Victoria 2018-08-05 [The Advertiser]

A WorkCover book that works 2018-07-26 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Not even lip service to OHS 2018-07-31 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Penalty rates cut 'devastating', Parlimentary enquiry finds 2018-07-26 [The Age]

Ballarat bus drivers to strike again this week 2018-07-25 [3BA]

Penalty Rate Cuts Are Hurting Women And Young People The Most, Scathing Report Says 2018-07-25 [Junkee]

Penalty rates cuts 'devastating', parliamentary inquiry finds 2018-07-24 [The Times]

Security guards to strike over pay 2018-07-21 [Infosurhoy]

CDC bus drivers to lose pay over ongoing industrial action 2018-07-20 [Radio Ballarat]

Ballarat's CDC bus strike will mean you get a free fare 2018-07-19 [The Courier]

Free bus travel for Melbourne as pay dispute negotiations hit the brakes 2018-07-19 [The New Daily]

Security guards to strike over pay in Vic 2018-07-19 [The Daily Mail]

Vic bus drivers on picket line over pay 2018-07-17 [The Daily Mail]

Bus drivers to walk off job again as CDC Victoria continues mediation 2018-07-12 [The Herald]

Note Printing strike delays new banknote 2018-07-11 [Pro Print]

Bus drivers stage 24-hour strike in Melbourne, Ballarat, Geelong 2018-07-10 [ABC]

Prepare for commuter chaos: Bus drivers strike for 24 hours 2018-07-09 [The New Daily]

Bus drivers' strike halts some Vic routes 2018-07-09 [The Daily Mail]

Nearly 600 bus drivers in Victoria are expected to walk off the job for 24 hours next week over a pay dispute 2018-07-07 [The News]

A year on the protest line 2018-07-02 [The Times]

Melbourne Airport dispute heats up 2018-06-29 [The Australian]

Union warns on demolition 2018-06-18 [The Express]

Company fined for underpaying MCG workers hired to clean schools 2018-05-29 [The Morning Herald]

Union wants jail, multi-million dollar fines for workplace deaths 2018-05-28 [Today]

'It's disgusting': Staff told of hospital closure by text, union says 2018-05-22 [The Age]

ETU Victoria branch returns to the Labor Party fold 2018-05-22 [SMH]

Bank note printers to strike for first time in 105 years 2018-05-21 [2GB]

Assaults on paramedics to be put in same category as murder 2018-05-21 [ABC]

Two paramedics bashed overnight amid calls for tougher laws 2018-05-18 [The Age]

CFMEU’s John Setka tells Bill Shorten: loosen strike laws 2018-05-18 [The Australian]

CFMEU secretary John Setka defends breaking the law after failed blackmail case 2018-05-18 [AFR]

Turnbull Govt has questions to answer after CFMMEU charges withdrawn 2018-05-17 [ACTU]

CFMEU leaders claim conspiracy after blackmail charges dropped 2018-05-17 [The Australian]

CFMEU leader John Setka considering legal action over failed Boral blackmail case 2018-05-17 [AFR]

Victory for workers over a conspiracy against unions, as charges dropped against CFMEU officials 2018-05-16 [CFMEU]

Blackmail charges against CFMEU pair John Setka, Shaun Reardon withdrawn 2018-05-16 [Herald Sun]

CFMMEU boss John Setka has blackmail charges dropped over alleged Boral ban 2018-05-16 [AFR]

DPP drops blackmail charges against union officials John Setka and Shaun Reardon 2018-05-16 [The Australian]

This month in labour history

1-08-1990 Founding of the United Firefighters Union of Australia. [more]

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]

17-08-1861 Coal miners in NSW refuse 20% wage cut & walk out; locked out until October. [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]