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UnionsACT welcomes audit of apprentice safety and supervision 2017-08-22 [Unions ACT]

Almost eight in ten young workers in Canberra have experienced wage theft, over half made to work illegal unpaid trial shift 2017-08-15 [UnionsACT]

Help fund creative Labour Day event 2017-08-08 [Unions ACT]

Canberra Airport security workers want pay parity with Sydney guards 2017-08-08 [Fairfax Media]

ACT Labor's controversial MoU with Unions ACT to be written into law 2017-08-01 [Fairfax Media]

Canberra Hospital demolition deserves a unified safety story 2017-07-24 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

700 school staff assaulted in one year. This is not okay 2017-07-21 [Fairfax Media ]

Unions ACT moves to bring Labor MLAs into line 2017-07-21 [Fairfax Media]

Canberra risks Grendell Tower style disaster CFMEU warns unless Gvt gets Taskforce right 2017-07-12 [CFMEU]

Territory government to review Canberra sex worker laws and OHS standards 2017-07-10 [Fairfax Media ]

CPSU advocates for secure jobs in ACT Govt 2017-07-10 [CPSU]

AWU demands meeting with Chief Minister over greyhound ban 2017-07-06 [2cc]

Canberra Liberals' probe 'union recruitment' in school 2017-07-05 [Fairfax Media]

Stop ANU's attacks on penalty rates 2017-06-26 [NTEU]

Australian National University staff launch union campaign on rosters 2017-06-26 [Fairfax Media]

CFMEU cash fr sick kids 2017-06-19 [CFMEU]

18 new seasonal firefighters being recruited for Canberra 2017-06-15 [Fairfax Media]

Canberrans asked to show appreciation for 1000s of office cleaners on International Cleaners Day 2017-06-15 [Unions ACT]

We Clean the Peoples' House - but with no pay ris for 5 years 2017-06-15 [United Voice ]

CFMEU raises light rail works safety concerns, uninducted workers sent home 2017-06-02 [Fairfax Media]

ACT Ambulance to trial electric stretchers in effort to reduce injuries 2017-05-25 [Fairfax Media]

Young workers exploited and bullied in Canberra, union survey finds 2017-05-19 [ABC]

Students United. Words of Justice 2017-04-20 [Unions ACT]

Claims subcontracted security guards 'underpaid' for ACT government events 2017-04-10 [Fairfax Media]

Another TURC star witness in legal trouble 2017-04-07 [Fairfax Media]

Unions ACT says government has given up on protecting exploited charity workers 2017-04-06 [Fairfax Media]

Happy Pay Rise for ACT public servants 2017-04-06 [CPSU]

CFMEU flies flag for sick kids 2017-04-04 [CFMEU]

New figures show ACT is least safe jurisdiction in which to work 2017-03-29 [CFMEU]

Building watchdog cut deal with blackmailer to testify against CFMEU, but case thrown out 2017-03-22 [Fairfax Media ]

CFMEU vindicated on safety concerns In Federal Court win against ABCC 2017-03-22 [CFMEU]

ACT charity fundraisers spearhead national class action against Appco 2017-03-13 [Fairfax Media]

New CPSU leader inspired by 'strong union women' 2017-03-12 [Fairfax Media ]

Construction and retail workers to rally in Canberra city centre 2017-03-09 [Fairfax Media]

Canberra child care workers to walk out on International Women's Day in protest 2017-03-06 [Fairfax Media]

UnionsACT Youth Project Students United - Empowering Young People about their Rights at Work 2017-02-16 [YWCA]

Canberra Hospital cleaners win hard-fought bonus 2017-02-03 [Fairfax Media]

Pamphlet debacle proves MBA are out of control 2017-02-03 [CFMEU]

MBA Canberra apologises to CFMEU for false EBA claims 2017-02-03 [MBA ACT]

AFP ordered to pay bulk of CFMEU's court costs over illegal Canberra office raid 2017-02-02 [Fairfax Media]

AFP to pay CFMEU's court costs over unlawful Canberra office raid, court rules 2017-02-02 [ABC]

Employers reminded of legal obligations to pay public holiday penalty rates 2017-01-24 [Unions ACT]

Prison guard hurt in 'serious' incident with inmate at Canberra jail 2017-01-24 [ABC]

Extreme hot weather calls for stronger working-in-heat protections 2017-01-20 [Unions ACT]

Robo-debt: Centrelink workers threatened with prosecution as bosses try to stem the leaks 2017-01-19 [Canberra Times]

Union concerned over job losses at University of Canberra College 2017-01-18 [NTEU]

ETU official and Father of missing Canberra man Joel Koppie last seen on New Year's pleads for help 2017-01-17 [Fairfax Media]

Concerns Friday's ActewAGL work puts workers and community at risk 2017-01-13 [Fairfax Media]

Saying goodbye to Canberra's mouthiest union bloke, CPSU's Vince McDevitt 2017-01-09 [Fairfax Media]

Spike in threats to schools and staff safety reports at ACT Schools in 2016 2016-12-30 [Fairfax Media]

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]