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Morrison has no mandate for regressive IR agenda 2019-05-20 [ACTU]

Re-elected coalition to slash $1.5 billion from public service 2019-05-20 [Government news ]

Australian unions seek to “balance the power of the powerful” in historic election 2019-05-17 [Equal Times]

Penalty rate cuts but no new jobs: new research 2019-05-17 [United Voice]

Statement on the passing of Bob Hawke 2019-05-17 [United Voice]

Training the workers today to perform the jobs of tomorrow 2019-05-17 [RTBU]

Pumping undergraduates for profit erodes the system 2019-05-17 [NTEU]

NTEU welcomes ALP plan to cap fixed term contracts 2019-05-17 [NTEU]

Vale Bob Hawke 2019-05-17 [MUA]

Bargaining back on track at Telstra, following misleading statements 2019-05-17 [CWU]

Union agreements are among possible options for implementing childcare pay rise 2019-05-17 [The Morning Herald]

Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus and President Michele O’Neil on the passing of Bob Hawke 2019-05-17 [ACTU]

Morrison slashing jobs and handing out contracts 2019-05-17 [ACTU]

Penalty rate cuts bite in regional electorates 2019-05-16 [United Voice]

Mad rant can’t hide penalty rate cuts 2019-05-16 [United Voice]

Penalty rates: How much are you set to lose this election? 2019-05-16 [SDA]

RRR and Gender Pay Equity - Share Your Experiences at Westpac 2019-05-16 [FSU]

Together We Won! CBA Get Ready to Pay Up On Unpaid Super 2019-05-16 [FSU]

Unemployment up to 5.2% 2019-05-16 [ACTU]

ACTU welcomes ALP action on wage theft 2019-05-16 [ACTU]

Morrison cements legacy of record low wage growth 2019-05-16 [ACTU]

A cap on fixed term contracts welcomed 2019-05-16 [ACTU]

Wages stagnation, industrial laws and their effect on workers and business owners 2019-05-16 [ABC]

How clean is your hotel room? Housekeepers say the accommodation industry has dirty secrets 2019-05-16 [ABC]

Sigma Healthcare to face investor questions over claims it mishandled prescription drugs 2019-05-16 [ABC]

Meds left out in the heat, allege union workers 2019-05-16 [AJP]

How a Gold Mine Drama Set This Man on a Path to Lead Australia 2019-05-16 [Bloomberg]

Labor senator blames weak unions for low wages 2019-05-15 [The Financial Review]

Six per cent minimum wage rise ‘won’t hurt economy’: ACTU boss 2019-05-15 [The Australian]

Food Delivery Drivers Starved Of Fair Pay And Conditions, Say Unions 2019-05-15 [The New Matilda]

Coles put on notice as unions target 'App Economy' 2019-05-15 [IT News]

National's plan for High Speed Rail stops at the Gold Coast 2019-05-14 [RTBU]

Models win private changerooms at this year’s Fashion Week 2019-05-14 [SDA]

Labor arts and culture policy meets with approval 2019-05-14 [MEAA]

Misleading EBA statements threaten Telstra bargaining 2019-05-14 [CWU]

Labor announces APS plans for workplace relations 2019-05-14 [CPSU]

Safe Systems of Work at Home Affairs 2019-05-14 [CPSU]

New My School figures show urgent need for more public school funding 2019-05-14 [AEU]

IDAHOBIT – Friday 17 May 2019-05-14 [AEU]

EB 2019: You’ve Made Your Voice Heard! 2019-05-14 [FSU]

Michelle O'Neill first ACTU president since Hawke to address minimum wage case 2019-05-14 [ACTU]

Finance Sector union and CBA in Fair Work Commission tomorrow 2019-05-14 [Mirage]

Rail workers backing Labor’s National rail manufacturing plan 2019-05-14 [Mirage]

ACTU leader to present case for minimum wage rise 2019-05-14 [The Financial Review]

ACTU president Michele O'Neil to present minimum wage case as union ramps up campaign 2019-05-14 [The Morning Herald]

Scott Morrison issues blunt warning over union power under Labor 2019-05-14 [The West Australian]

Delivery riders need realrights at work 2019-05-14 [ACTU]

Labour is vowing to raise wages on first day of government 2019-05-14 [SBS]

Qantas denies exploiting indiginous workers through traineeship program 2019-05-13 [SBS]

The forecast Federal Budget surplus, built on the back of a $1.6b NDIS ‘underspend’, showed the country that this Government’s priorities are all wrong when it comes to disability. 2019-05-12 [HSU]

This month in labour history

1-05-1946 Eight hundred Aboriginal workers walk-off twenty-seven sheep stations in Western Australia, beginning the Pilbara strike that lasts until 1949. [more]

3-05-1927 The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is founded [more]

15-05-1905 The Merchant Service Guild of Australasia became the first trade union to be registered under the Australian Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904 [more]

16-05-1891 Henry Lawson's poem 'Freedom on the Wallaby', written during the great sheep shearers' strike, is published in The Worker newspaper. [more]