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Heatwave to grip Canberra as builders will play it safe by cooling off 2017-12-13 [Fairfax Media]

UnionsACT calls for vigilance and increased Worksafe inspections during heatwaves 2017-12-13 [Unions ACT]

CFMEU helps Canberra member stuck in Thailand after horror crash 2017-12-11 [2Day-FM]

Sushi chain accused of underpaying Canberra migrant workers by $18k 2017-12-09 [Fairfax Media]

CFMEU lawsuit claims AFP illegally leaked recording of call between union boss and political staffer 2017-12-08 [Fairfax Media ]

UnionsACT calls for halt & review of smart meter roll-out 2017-12-06 [Unions ACT]

Australian Taxation Office kills plan to reveal 'bottom' performing tech staff 2017-12-06 [Fairfax Media]

Fisher newsagent shutdown over possible asbestos contamination 2017-12-04 [Fairfax Media ]

Job left me anorexic and homeless’: Child protection worker says she was scared of the world 2017-12-04 [news.com.au]

Families of slain workers to get $540,000 in compensation under new ACT laws 2017-12-01 [Fairfax Media]

Greyhound racing ban passes ACT parliament despite last ditch bid to delay 2017-11-29 [Fairfax Media]

Protesters clash at anti-greyhound racing ban rally 2017-11-27 [Fairfax Media]

UnionsACT Executive acknowledges life-time achievements towards nurses and working people of Jenny Miragaya 2017-11-27 [Unions ACT]

AWU organises greyhound racing ban protest in Canberra 2017-11-27 [HIT]

Jeremy Hanson and union boss Dean Hall set for defamation case court showdown 2017-11-21 [Fairfax Media ]

New Report confirms: Wage-theft against migrant workers and international students is widespread in Canberra 2017-11-23 [UnionsACT]

Nasa to be hit by CSIRO engineers' stop-work action over pay 2017-11-22 [Guardian Australia]

Industrial action hits NASA Deep Space Network after negotiations break down with CSIRO management. 2017-11-22 [ETU NSW]

CFMEU got $3.8 million from Tradies Club in months after $3.9m Dickson deal 2017-11-21 [Fairfax Media ]

Canberra's gender pay gap grows by 1.5 per cent 2017-11-19 [Fairfax Media]

Uncertain future for Bunnings Fyshwick as Majura Park store planned 2017-11-15 [Fairfax Media ]

Canberra Hospital cleaners say their pay freeze shows a lack of respect 2017-11-14 [Fairfax Media]

Latest safety culture report on construction has lessons for all 2017-11-13 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Unions ACT call for more work safety funds after DPP raises concerns 2017-11-10 [Fairfax Media ]

UnionsACT Submission to ACT Family & Domestic Violence Inquiry 2017-11-10 [Unions ACT]

UnionsACT Budget Submission 2018-19 2017-11-10 [Unions ACT]

Engineers call for ACT government to improve safety with construction industry register 2017-11-07 [Professionals Australia ]

Families of killed workers shortchanged on compo reform: unions 2017-11-07 [Fairfax Media ]

ACT workplace inspector slapping bosses with fewer penalties, warnings 2017-10-26 [The Times]

WorkSafe drop Gungahlin Drive Extension bridge collapse prosecution 2017-10-20 [Fairfax Media]

APS job churn sees ACT with highest rates of non-permanent employees 2017-10-17 [Fairfax Media]

Canberra businesses welcome Federal Court decision to uphold penalty rates cut 2017-10-12 [Fairfax Media]

350 public service staff forced out of ACT government as NDIS adopted 2017-10-09 [Fairfax Media]

Unions ACT calls on Access Canberra to explain 'unusual increase' in inspections 2017-10-09 [Fairfax Media]

'WeakSafe': UnionsACT calls for overhaul of WorkSafe ACT 2017-10-04 [Fairfax Media]

Unions launch ‘WeakSafe’ campaign on Labour Day 2017-10-04 [Unions ACT]

Canberra kids party entertainer sacked because she opposes same-sex marriage hits back 2017-09-21 [Fairfax Media]

Dismissal of contractor for opposing same-sex marriage 'unlawful', experts say 2017-09-21 [AFR]

Same-sex marriage: Fair Work to investigate teen ‘let go’ over No vote 2017-09-20 [The Australian]

UnionsACT calls on ACT Govt to urgently implement inquiry recommendations on combustible aluminium cladding 2017-09-07 [Unions ACT]

Canberra childcare educators walk off the job tomorrow to protest appalling wages 2017-09-06 [RiotACT]

Canberra child care workers to protest low wages 2017-09-05 [Fairfax Media]

Director transferred assets to wife on the same day court ordered he pay $300,000 in unpaid wages to cleaners 2017-09-03 [Fairfax Media ]

UnionsACT partners with Slater & Gordon during same-sex marriage survey 2017-09-01 [Fairfax Media]

Ex-Canberra Liberal leader continues to defend himself against defamation claims by CFMEU ACT leader 2017-08-29 [Fairfax Media ]

Hospitality union saddened by closure of Woden Tradies Club but pleased by process of informing staff 2017-08-28 [United Voice]

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]

This month in labour history

17-12-1918 A march of members of the Australian Workers Union forces the resignation of the Administrator of the Northern Territory, John Gilruth. [more]

23-12-1928 An industrial court decides that timber workers must increase their weekly working hours from 44 to 48, a decision that sparks a 6 month long strike. [more]