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FIFO Health Research call for action 2018-12-17 [Unions WA]

Community Cabinet 2018-12-06 [Professionals Australia]

'What the f--k are they doing?': Unionists promise to 'box on' with McGowan 2018-12-04 [The Times]

Militant unions angry over Mark McGowan’s fracking plan for WA’s north 2018-11-29 [The West Australian]

Shop union to fight extended hours push 2018-11-27 [The West Australian]

Perth Forrestfield-Airport Link safety fears prompt CFMEU call for halt to project 2018-11-22 [ABC]

'Guerilla warfare tactics' used in Perth bus driver strike 2018-11-22 [Today]

Unions vote to ban gas fracking 2018-11-18 [The West Australian]

Drug test blitz on Perth Zoo, Rottnest and Kings Park staff 2018-11-16 [News.com]

Labour hire company takes Perth builder on in underpayments stoush 2018-11-16 [Today]

WA union boss belts 'trouble makers' for election 'lies and misinformation' 2018-11-16 [The Times]

Two workers sent home after impromptu WA mine strike 2018-11-15 [The Morning Herald]

Workers at WA mine site launch impromptu strike over commute pay 2018-11-12 [Today]

Pilbara mine site workers strike over ‘wage theft’ 2018-11-12 [The West Australian]

The challenge of Crown vs Crown prosecutions 2018-10-26 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Mayman at the Perth Safety Symposium 2018-10-19 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Union plays down financial woes as battle with the bosses drags on 2018-11-05 [The Times]

Plumber killed on Perth construction site 'a top bloke' 2018-10-20 [9 News]

BP’s Kwinana refinery follows in Alcoa’s footsteps, moves to terminate enterprise agreement 2018-10-18 [The Mail]

WA transport worker accused of leaking staff personal details to union 2018-10-18 [Today]

TWU calls on the WA Government to hold bus operator Transdev to account over unfair pay and conditions 2018-10-15 [TWU]

Industrial action by bus drivers set to disrupt services in some areas of Perth 2018-10-10 [ABC]

Mixed bag conference format succeeds 2018-10-01 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Industrial action at Alcoa sites ends after two months 2018-10-02 [Mining]

Management And Union Reach Accord At Alcoa’s Western Australia Operations, Ending Strike 2018-09-30 [AI]

Union win: Alcoa workers vote for new deal, securing jobs 2018-09-29 [ACTU]

Alcoa, Australia workers reach wage deal, will end strike 2018-09-29 [Seeking Alpha]

Alcoa strike over: AWU vote to return to work 2018-09-28 [The Mail]

Alcoa, workers end seven-week industrial dispute 2018-09-28 [Platt's]

Alcoa offers striking AWU workers revised EBA, mass union meeting planned for Friday 2018-09-28 [The Mail]

Union says reached wage deal with Alcoa Australia, will end strike 2018-09-28 [Reuters]

Alcoa, union meeting again over strike at Australian aluminum operations 2018-09-27 [Seeking Alpha]

Union says meeting with Alcoa again over strike at Australian aluminium project 2018-09-26 [Reuters]

Alcoa strike at ‘pinch point’ 2018-09-25 [The West Australian]

Premier Mark McGowan addresses rally over local weather forecasting cuts 2018-09-21 [CPSU]

Alcoa strike leads to notice of motion from Andrew Hastie, criticism from Labor senators 2018-09-14 [The Mail]

Alcoa strike set to drag on 2018-09-10 [Mining Journal]

Striking union claims Alcoa yet to reveal full extent of production hit 2018-09-07 [The Financial Review]

Alcoa workers vote against EBA, continue strike 2018-09-07 [Platt's]

Workers extend strike at Alcoa's alumina operations 2018-09-07 [Reuters]

Union says WA strike has hit Alcoa output 2018-09-06 [Nine]

Union says it sees Alcoa alumina output hit by strike 2018-09-05 [Reuters]

Alcoa braces for alumina strike vote 2018-09-04 [Reuters]

Opposition leader Bill Shorten supports Alcoa workers over job security 2018-08-30 [The Coastal Times]

Shorten throws support behind striking Alcoa workers ahead of vote 2018-08-29 [The Mail]

Alcoa strike to continue 2018-08-28 [The West Australian]

Sally McManus visits 1600 workers fighting to protect their job security 2018-08-27 [ACTU]

Hundreds of Alcoa workers voice concerns over job security outside Parliament 2018-08-22 [The Daily Courier]

Alcoa employees take strike to Parliament House 2018-08-22 [97.3]

Ministers and MPs join striking workers at Parliament House protest 2018-08-22 [Today]

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]