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Potential disruption at Adelaide airport if rates and conditions slashed 2019-01-15 [TWU]

Fire station is evacuated over contamination fears as workers refuse to return after hundreds were found with dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in their bodies 2018-12-22 [The Daily Mail]

'We worked those hours, we should get paid' 2018-12-16 [United Voice]

NTEU warns of 200 job losses in ‘reckless’ Flinders restructure 2018-12-10 [NTEU]

West Coast schools take industrial action as a show of solidarity 2018-12-04 [The Sentinel]

Teachers rally, as almost 200 schools close in South Australia 2018-11-29 [ABC]

More than 1000 teachers expected to rally in Adelaide CBD on Thursday during strike 2018-11-28 [News.com]

Teachers set to vote to go on strike for first time in 10 years 2018-11-20 [ABC]

Coroner recommends spotters on construction sites to save lives: Inquest findings into death of Jorge Castillo-Riffo 2018-11-06 [CFMMEU]

Job cuts at Port Pirie Nyrstar smelter despite government-aided redevelopment 2018-11-06 [ABC]

Anglicare SA makes 43 workers redundant as push for more NDIS funding fails 2018-11-05 [ABC]

AnglicareSA disability workers made redundant, union claims 2018-11-05 [The Advertiser]

SA Unions hosts meeting in Port Augusta 2018-10-19 [The Transcontinental]

Union bides Viterra’s time 2018-10-15 [The Times]

CFMEU steps up the OHS pressure 2018-10-05 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

SafeWorkSA described as dysfunctional and immature 2018-09-04 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Inquiry into industrial deaths moves to Adelaide 2018-09-17 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Premier condemns prison officers who chanted 'scab' at worker during privatisation protest 2018-09-11 [ABC]

Prison guards vow to fight 'war of attrition' over Adelaide Remand Centre privatisation plans 2018-09-10 [ABC]

South Australian Government takes public sector union to court 2018-09-07 [ABC]

Budget devastates state’s TAFE sector 2018-09-06 [AEU]

Government has delivered a budget with no plan to tackle the impending jobs crisis 2018-09-05 [SA Unions]

Government and University of SA threaten to dismantle key cancer service 2018-08-22 [PA]

Unemployed Workers’ Union on the road to Ceduna 2018-08-13 [The Sentinel]

What Boland’s Independent Review has been hearing 2018-07-31 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

There but for the Grace of God ….. the “evaluation” of SafeWorkSA 2018-07-13 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Bus driver's strike - union apologises to commuters - asks to support workers 2018-07-10 [The Advertiser]

Real zinger! Violent rampage at Adelaide KFC 2018-05-13 [The Telegraph]

Fincantieri Reaches Landmark MoU with Australian Unions on Future Frigates Project 2018-03-27 [ACTU]

Court judgement proves need for new wage theft offence in SA 2018-02-16 [SA Unions]

SA Premier to introduce toughest penalties for wage theft in the country 2018-02-18 [The Advertiser]

Bindaree Beef takes on Murray Bridge Thomas Foods workers 2018-02-07 [The Northern Leader]

Thomas Foods may keep workers on stand-down without pay ‘indefinitely’ 2018-02-05 [The Standard]

Harley-Davidson to close New Castalloy Adelaide factory, with 120 jobs to go 2018-01-31 [ABC]

Xenophon graded an 'F' in nurses' union scorecard 2018-01-24 [InDaily]

Ex-Holden workers ready to build electric cars at a 'moment's notice' 2018-01-23 [Fairfax Media]

Transport operator in $468k wage theft case 2018-01-17 [TWU]

Hospital workers took five extra sick days last financial year 2018-01-02 [Adelaide Advertiser]

Public servants protest plan to move them to new office block in Port Adelaide 2017-12-29 [Adelaide Advertiser]

Together, we did it! Hear Whyalla's story from our member, Harry 2017-12-24 [AWU]

Unions critical of proposed SA budget cuts 2017-12-22 [SBS ]

State Government slashes 750 public service jobs following bank tax failure 2017-12-21 [ABC]

Financial pressure on trucking is leading to safety fails, TWU warns 2017-12-18 [TWU SA/NT ]

Prosegur lockout begins for Sth Australia cash delivery workers 2017-12-14 [TWU]

ATMs could dry up in SA as industrial action between Transport Workers Union and Prosegur escalates 2017-12-13 [The Advertiser]

It Could Be A Cashless Christmas In SA ATMs expected to dry up 2017-12-13 [HIT FM]

No Xmas ATM cash for Adelaide shoppers 2017-12-12 [AAP]

Coca-Cola Amatil has brought forward the closure of its Thebarton bottling plant 2017-12-06 [Adelaide Advertiser ]

Business SA targets Nick Xenophon ahead of Senate penalty rates vote 2017-12-04 [Adelaide Advertiser ]

Laws passed to prevent migrant worker exploitation 2017-11-30 [Macrobusiness ]

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]