Engineers challenge minister over sourcing of qualified engineers overseas while locals struggle to find good jobs

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Australian Capital Territory UnionsACT Keep the Spotlight on Workplace Safety with Inaugural Work Safety Awareness Walk 2016-08-25 [UnionsACT]

South Australia Patrol vessels 'mean SA shipyard security' 2016-08-25 [AAP]

Engineers challenge minister over sourcing of qualified engineers overseas while locals struggle to find good jobs 2016-08-25 [Professionals Australia]

Guild's change of heart on pharmacy worker low-pay a welcome turn 2016-08-25 [Professionals Australia]

Australian Capital Territory Smartphone app to target underperforming public service workers 2016-08-25 [Fairfax Media]

New South Wales Fruit pickers paid a pittance, forced to work five weeks straight 2016-08-25 [Fairfax Media]

Queensland Tug Workers' Right to Bargain Cemented by Commission 2016-08-25 [MUA]

Victoria Problems with trains of Chinese company bidding for Victorian contract 2016-08-25 [Melbourne Herald-Sun]

Victoria Beer production 'grinds to a halt' as CUB Abbotsford brewery staff stop work 2016-08-25 [Fairfax Media]

Victoria CUB workers to walk off work, halt production 2016-08-25 [ACTU]

Still no answers on youth unemployment 2016-08-25 [ACTU]

New South Wales Take taxes into account when buying steel, BlueScope boss tells governments 2016-08-25 [Illawarra Mercury]

Bank employees speak out on ‘broken’ system 2016-08-25 [The New Daily]

New South Wales Far West NSW nurses challenge night shift arrangements 2016-08-25 [Dubbo Daily Liberal]

South Australia Workers potentially exposed to Chinese asbestos at Nyrstar, Port Pirie 2016-08-25 [AWU]

Pauline Hanson on fence over support for ABCC 2016-08-25 [Guardian Australia]

Victoria Melbourne Town Hall work bans start after stalemate over workplace deal 2016-08-25 [Melbourne Herald-Sun]

Victoria Picketers banned from insulting Carlton & United’s brewery staff 2016-08-25 [The Australian]

Boycott Wilson to being about the closure of Australian Detention Camps 2016-08-25 [The Daily Blog]

Qantas accused of trashing ‘Spirit of Australia’ brand in push for record profit 2016-08-25 [The New Daily]

New South Wales Fresh claims Liverpool Council workers exposed to asbestos 2016-08-25 [Liverpool Leader]

Victoria Labor's bullying laws turned on union pickets 2016-08-25 [Financial Review]

Job security and flexibility - a key to addressing the gender gap 2016-08-25 [Fairfax Media]

Northern Territory Cuts hit public schools in remote areas of Northern Territory 2016-08-25 [Education International]

South Australia Sale hopes hit as Whyalla AWU union steelworkers reject pay cut 2016-08-25 [The Australian]

South Australia Majority of Arrium’s Whyalla workers reject 10 per cent pay cut to make business attractive to buyer 2016-08-25 [Adelaide Advertiser]

South Australia Adelaide train drivers' dispute heads to Fair Work Commission ahead of Friday strike plan 2016-08-25 [ABC]

South Australia Industrial action comes after three years of stonewalling 2016-08-25 [RTBU]

Victoria Australia’s dairy farmers are in dire straits 2016-08-24 [Equal Times]

South Australia Arrium steelworks employees reject administrator's bid for 10pc pay cut 2016-08-24 [ABC]

New South Wales Border Force crackdown: Illegal blueberry farm workers detained on NSW Mid North Coast 2016-08-24 [ABC]

Tassie, SA hardest hit by next round of ANZ closures 2016-08-24 [FSU]

NTEU supports national university student survey on sexual assault and sexual harassment 2016-08-24 [NTEU]

National uni survey on sexual assault and harassment launched 2016-08-24 [Safe to Work]

South Australia Shipbuilder ASC to axe 175 jobs 2016-08-24 [AAP]

Northern Territory Wave Hill walk-off: ‘No one else was telling their story’ 2016-08-24 [Illawarra Mercury]

Queensland Coal ship crew not 'political pawns', transport workers union says 2016-08-24 [Brisbane Times]

Qantas profits hide increased secruity risks 2016-08-24 [TWU]

Why the Fair Work Commission’s decision on casual redundancies is great for meat workers 2016-08-24 [AMIEU Newcastle and Northern Branch]

New South Wales Uniform review for NSW trains 2016-08-24 [RTBU]

South Australia SafeWork SA investigating discovery of asbestos fibres in Nyrstar smelter redevelopment 2016-08-24 [Adelaide Advertiser]

South Australia More job losses at ASC shipyards in Adelaide 2016-08-24 [The Australian]

Tasmania Ashley Youth Detention Centre debate fires up Labor as union calls for support for staff 2016-08-24 [Hobart Mercury]

South Australia More jobs to go at ASC Adelaide shipyards 2016-08-24 [ABC]

South Australia Border security blamed for SA asbestos - AWU calls for full inquiry 2016-08-24 [AAP]

New South Wales State Gvt to integrate Industrial Court with Supreme Court 2016-08-24 [Fairfax Media]

New South Wales Baird Govt’s plan to water down Industrial Relations Commission a worrying and unjustifiable step 2016-08-24 [Unions NSW]

South Australia AWU calls for high-level inquiry after Asbestos found in Chinese-made equipment for SA's Port Pirie smelter redevelopment 2016-08-24 [ABC]

Qantas profit a tribute to the hard work of ASU members 2016-08-24 [ASU]

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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]