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Communication Workers Union slams Telstra's 8000-staff 'job purge' 2018-06-20 [CRN]

Telstra job cuts a betrayal of working people and customers 2018-06-20 [ACTU]

Royal commission: Finance sector union wants a new code to clarify banker duties 2018-06-18 [The Financial Review]

IR laws a “disaster” for workers, says union leader 2018-06-18 [The Australian]

Divided we fall? Australia labor unions' slump may be one reason for low wages growth 2018-06-18 [Reuters]

Truckies forced to break law when denied basic rights 2018-06-18 [The Chronicle]

BWI visits sacked Exxon/UGL workers  ActNOW!  2018-06-15 [BWI]

Fair Work Ombudsman commences legal action against Foodora 2018-06-13 [ZDNet]

Unions pursue penalty rates push 2018-06-13 [ACTU]

ACTU ramps up penalty rate campaign 2018-06-13 [SMH]

Organisation for CDP workers stronger than ever one year in 2018-06-12 [ACTU]

Tony Sheldon to be endorsed to top ALP Senate ticket 2018-06-11 [The Australian]

Striking Australian Esso Workers Battle for 230 Working Families Who Were Fired and Offered 40 Percent Pay Cuts  ActNOW!  2018-06-10 [Texas AFL-CIO]

Here's why secret messages appeared on Australia's weather forecasts 2018-06-08 [CNN]

CFMEU leader takes call to #changetherules to the International Labour Conference in Geneva 2018-06-06 [BWI]

Multimillion-dollar wage theft group actions to be filed in Federal Court 2018-06-04 [The Age]

Unions push ALP for work reforms 2018-06-01 [The Australian]

Sovereign Hill gold rush museum sex assault claims probed 2018-06-01 [The New Daily]

Fair Work Commission increases minimum wage by 3.5 per cent 2018-06-01 [AFR]

Fair Work Commission raises minimum wage to $18.93 an hour 2018-06-01 [The Australian]

Minimum wage increased by 3.5% to $18.93 an hour 2018-06-01 [Guardian Australia]

'Every little bit adds up': minimum wage to rise by $24.30 a week 2018-06-01 [SMH]

Australian minimum wage increased 3.5pc to $719.20 week by Fair Work Commission 2018-06-01 [ABC News]

Minimum wage increase another hard-won step towards fairness 2018-06-01 [ACTU]

Fairfax closes the parental leave super gap 2018-05-28 [MEAA]

Unions demand mandatory sentencing for assaults on transport staff 2018-05-25 [The Australian]

Police union slams Vic court punishment 2018-05-25 [9 News]

Strike interrupts bank note printing for first time in a century 2018-05-25 [Sydney Morning Herald]

Toll global charter to launch in Australia 2018-05-24 [TWU]

Public spending would back local jobs in new union blueprint 2018-05-23 [SMH]

Hospitality workers offered union membership for $10 a month 2018-05-21 [SMH]

Country leading the world in creating insecure work 2018-05-21 [ACTU]

Online union launched to fight wage theft and harassment of hospitality workers 2018-05-21 [Guardian]

Inside unions' push to Change The Rules 2018-05-21 [Yahoo]

Airbnb backs union's 'ethical labour' push 2018-05-21 [Yahoo]

Airbnb partners with union to promote ethical labour standards 2018-05-21 [The Morning Herald]

Unions call for mandatory jail for attacks on emergency workers 2018-05-21 [The Age]

Higher minimum wage makes economic sense 2018-05-21 [SMH]

ACTU report shows half Australian workers will soon be casual 2018-05-21 [Guardian Australia]

Unsafe systems of management 2018-05-10 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Australian Workplace Safety Bureau 2018-05-10 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Rebooting the Duty of Care 2018-05-11 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Toughen up Princess 2018-05-21 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Good data but never enough 2018-05-21 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

OHS – The Hidden Profession 2018-05-18 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Grenfell’s “race to the bottom” equally applicable to workplace health & safety 2018-05-21 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Greens back 'change the rules' union fight 2018-05-20 [The News]

Unions call for change to secondary boycott laws 2018-05-18 [The Times]

Want to fix endless wage stagnation? Go on strike. 2018-05-18 [Crikey]

Blackmail charges against CFMEU officials dropped 2018-05-17 [BWI]

This month in labour history

5-06-1974 The New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation lists 49 'Green Bans' as part of its campaign of industrial action to protect the environment. [more]

16-06-1886 The Australian Workers Union, widely accepted as Australia's oldest union, was established at Fern's Hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, as a shearers' union [more]

24-06-1929 The six month timber workers strike ends in defeat as workers have to accept a 48 hour week. [more]