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Illegal brothels targeted in Canberra as police express concern for trafficked workers 2019-01-10 [ABC]

ACT executives must now encourage public servants to join a union 2018-12-24 [The Times]

Cleaners Winning in Canberra 2018-12-16 [United Voice]

LNP-favoured building company Geocon forced to pay $21,600 in penalties for breaking right of entry laws 2018-12-14 [CFMMEU]

NTEU ACT Division President Bernie Fisher's reflection on NTEU National Council 2018 2018-12-09 [NTEU]

How much more than you does the average CEO get paid? 2018-11-29 [Unions ACT]

Ambulance service scraps minimum crewing requirement 2018-11-28 [The Times]

UnionsACT to welcomes release of Secure Local Jobs Code 2018-11-23 [Unions ACT]

Workers in Canberra hit the streets calling for a fair go 2018-11-20 [ACTU]

UnionsACT to campaign to raise awareness of motor injury law changes 2018-11-08 [Unions ACT]

Canberra Uber drivers face racist comments, poor pay and requests for sexual favours 2018-11-05 [Riot Act]

Response to Work safety review 2018-10-31 [Unions ACT]

University of Canberra union members to strike on Thursday 2018-10-31 [Riot Act]

UnionsACT presents the 2018 Labour Day Festival & Union Picnic 2018-09-26 [Unions ACT]

Seven in ten working women aged under 25 have experienced wage theft: UnionsACT report 2018-09-24 [Unions ACT]

Vigil for victims of gender-based violence 2018-09-24 [Unions ACT]

UnionsACT congratulates ACT Government for supporting the nuclear prohibition treaty and ICAN 2018-09-21 [Unions ACT]

UnionsACT Statement to ‘Secure Local Jobs Bill’ Assembly Inquiry 2018-09-14 [Unions ACT]

 VIDEO Food delivery riders have taken to streets in the CBD 2018-08-30 [TWU]

ACT Labor passes solidarity motion for charged union boss 2018-08-26 [The Times]

Labor rejects calls to cut ties with unions 2018-08-23 [The Morning Herald]

UnionsACT Submission to the Inquiry into Government Procurement (Secure Local Jobs) Amendment Bill 2018 2018-08-22 [Unions ACT]

UnionsACT urges ACT Labor to reverse ‘unprecedented’ $5m gift to corporate charity 2018-08-22 [Unions ACT]

ACT Government reveals local jobs regime around union rights after CFMEU campaign 2018-08-02 [ABC]

Canberra massage palour workers underpaid$900k, Fair Work Ombudsman says 2018-07-03 [ABC]

'High' rates of insecure work affecting patient care: union 2018-06-02 [The Times]

Paramedic assaults reach record highs 2018-05-20 [The Times]

CFMEU official John Lomax gets AFP payout over 'malicious' prosecution 2018-05-18 [ABC News]

Canberra embassies exploiting domestic workers 2018-02-12 [The Age]

Liberals attack ACT government plans to replace unions procurement MOU 2018-02-04 [The Times]

Canberra Hospital cleaners win right to strike after six-year pay battle 2017-12-21 [Fairfax Media ]

Expressions of interest for the Anna Stewart Memorial Project 2017-12-21 [UnionsACT]

Fair Work Ombudsman confirms forty percent of Canberra businesses break workplace laws 2017-12-20 [UnionsACT]

ANU's move to self-assess workers' compensation claims succeeds 2017-12-20 [Fairfax Media ]

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]

This month in labour history

2-01-1879 Sacked Austrialian seamen return to work after a six week strike, with the promise of re-employment over the next two years. [more]

3-01-1974 Forty four Victoria Street squatters, including BLF activist Joe Owens, are arrested as property developers try to clear the area for the construction of three skyscrapers. [more]

14-01-1929 600 union dock workers rushed the scab-filled Mareeba steamship in Port Adelaide. Scabs and police fought the workers, who retaliated with stones, injuring 30 scabs. One scab began shooting into the crowd but was not arrested. [more]

18-01-1929 800 women - mostly the wives of striking Port Adelaide workers - began a march in support of their husbands. The women, many with their children marched to the port to confront scabs, and fought back when attacked by police. [more]

31-01-1912 A general strike begins in Brisbane in support of thousands of tramworkers sacked for wearing union badges. [more]