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PM’s union-bashing bill breaks international law: International think tank [ACTU] 2019-07-18

Calombaris gets $200,000 fine for $7.8m theft [ACTU] 2019-07-18

Working people not to blame for no pay increases, inadequate workers’ rights are [ACTU] 2019-07-17

New South Wales Hospital workers vote to strike in NSW [The Australian] 2019-07-16

Victoria Victory at ExxonMobil after two-year picket [IndustriALL] 2019-07-13

Melbourne: community rally to support striking DP World wharfies [MUA] 2019-07-12

Working people condemn arrest in Indonesia [ACTU] 2019-07-12

ACTU lobbies crossbenchers to oppose Coalition's 'unfair' union-busting bill [The Guardian] 2019-07-11

Strike for climate movement encouraging workers to down tools and demand emergency action [ABC] 2019-07-11

Queensland Mineworkers fear 'reprisals' for raising safety concerns amid spike in deaths [The Guardian] 2019-07-10

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Chef Neil Perry's empire could be next after George Calombaris payout 2019-07-19 [Melbourne Age]

Unionist call for George Calombaris to lose MasterChef job after staff underpaid by $7.8m 2019-07-19 [Guardian Australia]

Union research lashes government crackdown 2019-07-18 [7 News]

PM’s union-bashing bill breaks international law: International think tank 2019-07-18 [ACTU]

Auto-rollover super will win returns for workers 2019-07-18 [ACTU]

ACTU President Addresses Symposium on the Centenary of the ILO 2019-07-18 [ACTU]

Calombaris gets $200,000 fine for $7.8m theft 2019-07-18 [ACTU]

Unemployment rises to 5.2% 2019-07-18 [ACTU]

Bank staff still under pressure to sell 'junk' insurance: Union 2019-07-18 [The Financial Review]

Marine container terminal operator threatens longshoremen with mass redundancies 2019-07-18 [Freight Waves]

DP World to shed another 200 wharfies as docks dispute escalates 2019-07-18 [The Morning Herald]

George Calombaris's MAdE Establishment underpaid workers $7.8 million 2019-07-18 [ABC]

Unions call for George Calombaris to lose MasterChef job after staff underpaid by $7.8m 2019-07-18 [The Guardian]

Australian union busting bill harmful to democracy, international trade union body says 2019-07-18 [Sydney Morning Herald]

Victoria #WhatthePho? Wages stolen and workers sacked via Whatssap at HochiMama 2019-07-18 [Megaphone]

Six years of Manus Island dentention marked by calls to end 'dark and bloody' chapter 2019-07-18 [SBS]

Weak labour market means underpaid workers have nowhere else to go 2019-07-17 [The New Daily]

A Win For Dad 2019-07-17 [United Voice]

Sonam and Damcho get what they're owed 2019-07-17 [United Voice]

Queensland Education back pay under new EBA 2019-07-17 [United Voice]

Low pay rises expected in 2019 2019-07-17 [Professionals Australia]

TEQSA finds High Student : Staff Ratios and Heavy Reliance on Casual Academic Staff are Greatest Risks for Higher Education Providers 2019-07-17 [NTEU]

Defence employees - it’s PFADS time 2019-07-17 [CPSU]

Chronic understaffing at ATO needs a permanent fix 2019-07-17 [CPSU]

Take control of your working hours in DVA 2019-07-17 [CPSU]

Learning from Finland: lessons for Australia’s vocational higher education future 2019-07-17 [AEU]

Health and Safety Consultation 2019-07-17 [FSU]

Over two thousand survey responses – come find out what they had to say 2019-07-17 [FSU]

Government must put people before ideology on super 2019-07-17 [ACTU]

Working people not to blame for no pay increases, inadequate workers’ rights are 2019-07-17 [ACTU]

New South Wales Builders’ battles belittle betterment 2019-07-17 [Alt Media]

Victoria Complaint lodged over Melbourne eateries 2019-07-17 [Yahoo]

Dock Workers Row Escalates - This One Could Run and Run 2019-07-17 [The Handy Shipping Guide]

Strikes Intensify As Australia Braces For More Longshoreman Unrest 2019-07-17 [Freight Waves]

Victoria Chinatown restaurant staff got $5/hour, slept in kitchen, union claims 2019-07-17 [The Age]

Low wage growth: ACTU says greedy employers, low union membership to blame 2019-07-16 [The Australian]

Port Report: Strikes intensify as Australia braces for more longshoreman unrest 2019-07-16 [Freight Waves]

Why Treasury blaming a lack of 'job switching' for stagnant wages may have backfired 2019-07-16 [The Guardian]

New South Wales Thousands of hospital workers to strike in NSW over safety concerns 2019-07-16 [7News]

New South Wales Hospital workers vote to strike in NSW 2019-07-16 [The Australian]

Jamie Young: ‘It’s better to learn from failure, than to wallow in it’ 2019-07-15 [PFA]

CEDA report misses the mark on temporary visa workers 2019-07-15 [ACTU]

A-G accuses ACTU of ‘hypocrisy’ over contract labour ads 2019-07-15 [The Australian]

Amazon launches 65-hour Prime Day, despite protests over warehouse conditions 2019-07-15 [Smart Company]

Western Australia Residents near Albemarle's WA lithium refinery fear jobs are going to city workers 2019-07-15 [ABC]

Victoria Victory at ExxonMobil after two-year picket 2019-07-13 [IndustriALL]

Calls to scrap lift in workers’ super payments in favour of wage rises 2019-07-12 [The New Daily]

Queensland Winning formula for Queensland ambos 2019-07-12 [United Voice]

Guards' Back Pay Won Back 2019-07-12 [United Voice]

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This month in labour history

3-07-1892 A 6,000 strong meeting calls for immediate strike action at Broken Hill as miners' previous agreements with employers expire. [more]

16-07-1986 The mining community of Moura was hit with disaster when a massive explosion at No. 4 mine claimed 12 lives. [more]

27-07-1917 A mass meeting of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers in Sydney votes to strike against the introduction of a time card system. [more]