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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]

Canberra childcare workers asked to 'sign off' on asbestos removal at government depot next door 2016-12-28 [Fairfax Media]

Corrections staff at 'suicide risk' from bullying 2016-12-27 [Fairfax Media]

Security guards increasingly being treated poorly by employers: union 2016-12-12 [ABC]

WorkSafe ACT investigates two Canberra worksite incidents 2016-12-09 [Fairfax Media]

Canberra light rail worker 'extremely lucky' to be alive after electric shock 2016-12-08 [ABC]

ACT Industrial Court prosecutions criticised in case of cleaner who fell from plane 2016-12-06 [ABC]

Unions welcome ACT Govt. support for paid domestic violence leave 2016-11-25 [Unions ACT]

ACT Government supports ACTU case for paid domestic violence leave 2016-11-25 [ACTU]

UnionsACT welcomes re-election of pro-worker government 2016-10-17 [Unions ACT]

Gonski win in ACT election 2016-10-17 [AEU]

Labor promises $40 million to add 68 nurses and mobile dental centres 2016-09-12 [Fairfax Media]

New Canberra Hospital expansion plans will deliver better health care, extra nurses and more jobs 2016-09-12 [Unions ACT]

Lack of traffic controller accreditation sparks safety fears ahead of light rail 2016-09-06 [Fairfax Media]

Workplace Safety Awareness Walk on Sunday will pay respect to killed UC Hospital worker 2016-08-26 [UnionsACT]

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

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

Work Safety Awaremess Week Walk 2016-08-19 [Unions ACT]

Construction worker's death at University of Canberra hospital worksite sparks safety calls 2016-08-05 [Fairfax Media]

Unions ACT launches television ad claiming jobs aren't safe under a Liberal government 2016-08-05 [Fairfax Media]

ACT Election TV ad campaign launched by UnionsACT 2016-08-05 [UnionsACT]

Person dies at University of Canberra hospital construction aite 2016-08-05 [Fairfax Media]

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]