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Today's news - Victoria

Who’s checking the brothels? 2018-12-10 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

How to organise a call centre 2018-12-07 [Overland]

Yes Prime Minister I'm striking from school: Consider it a climate lesson 2018-11-29 [The Age]

Union volunteers campaign to keep the Liberals out 2018-11-26 [VTHC]

Victoria's election result will determine whether bosses who underpay staff face jail 2018-11-19 [ABC]

Can Victorian Labor really make ‘wage theft’ a crime? 2018-11-19 [Pursuit]

Daniel Andrews promises industrial manslaughter to become new criminal offence 2018-11-19 [ABC]

Two exemptions to Victoria’s Industrial Manslaughter laws 2018-11-18 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Worksafe inspector was inside Marshall Lethlean factory on morning Ai Group apprentice died 2018-11-15 [ABC]

'Silent' ambo workers warn of potential strike 2018-11-15 [Bay 93.9]

 VIDEO Widow of Victorian dad killed in trench collapse speaks out as election looms 2018-11-14 [9 News]

Family distraught after apprentice dies in worksite employer Ai Group knew was unsafe 2018-11-14 [ABC]

Power station worker dies after accident 2018-11-13 [9 News]

Electrical Trades Union issues ‘stop to work’ on RCR Tomlinson Victorian projects 2018-11-13 [PV Magazine]

Many safety lessons from one workplace death 2018-11-12 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Stakes day strike action at Flemington stopped 2018-11-10 [Sports News]

Melbourne laneway workers underpaid: union 2018-10-29 [News.com]

'He’s not supposed to be some protester': Andrews attacked over rally 2018-10-23 [The Age]

170,000 Shut Down Melbourne To Demand Better Pay & Work Conditions 2018-10-23 [Pedestrian TV]

Thousands attend ACTU rally in Melbourne and Sydney to fight against low pay 2018-10-23 [The Morning Herald]

Huge Change the Rules union rally brings Melbourne to a halt 2018-10-23 [News.com]

More than 150,000 protesting union workers to shut down Melbourne causing chaos on the roads and bringing trams to a halt 2018-10-23 [The Daily Mail]

Union rally floods Melbourne CBD as tens of thousands march for minimum wage increase 2018-10-23 [ABC]

Taxi, hire drivers to sue Uber for ‘hundreds of millions’ in lost earnings 2018-10-19 [The New Daily]

ICTSI's Australian Terminal Declared Port of Convenience at ITF Congress 2018-10-19 [MUA]

Unions Declare Australian Terminal Unsafe 2018-10-19 [Port Technology]

Uber faces class action 2018-10-19 [ZDNet]

WorkSafe acts on allegations of gruelling workplace conditions in a Victorian law firm 2018-10-15 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

‘Don’t threaten workers’, unions warn employers ahead of mega rally 2018-10-17 [We Are Union]

Women’s unpaid work worth billions 2018-10-16 [The New Daily]

Unions back Victorian Socialists campaign 2018-10-16 [The Australian]

Nation remembers West Gate Bridge collapse 2018-10-15 [SBS]

Bill Shorten reflects on the Esso Longford disaster 2018-09-25 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Workers' Inferno 2018-10-04 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Nine Safety Incidents In Two Weeks At VICT Terminal Leaves Workers On Edge 2018-09-24 [MUA]

State to probe gig economy in support of workers 2018-09-24 [ZDNet]

Industrial Manslaughter laws explained to Senate inquiry 2018-09-06 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Victory after a 10-year battle against broken rules for pathology workers in Victoria 2018-09-14 [ACTU]

Pathology workers win 20% pay rise after 'David and Goliath battle' 2018-09-14 [The Morning Herald]

Amazon's 'hellscape' revealed in Victorian Warehouse 2018-09-13 [NUW]

Every crane in Victoria could be checked after Box Hill construction site death 2018-09-11 [The New Daily]

Another construction worker killed, two others injured on construction site in Box Hill 2018-09-07 [CFMMEU]

Box Hill crane accident puts worksite safety in the spotlight 2018-09-07 [ABC]

Worker killed, two injured on Melbourne construction site 2018-09-06 [The New Daily]

Melbourne's Trades Hall targeted by man who planned to carry out terrorist attacks, court told 2018-09-04 [ABC]

Scott Morrison flags bid to ban CFMEU over 'thuggery, brutality' after union boss's kids used in profane tweet 2018-09-05 [ABC]

Workers at SPC welcome future expansion 2018-08-22 [AMWU]

Bus driver victory, strike called off 2018-08-15 [Bay 93.9]

RBA locks out workers at Note Printing Australia 2018-08-15 [Green Left Weekly]

Bus driver to strike expected to cause commuter chaos in Victoria 2018-08-15 [Brinkwire]

This month in labour history

1-12-1948 The long ACTU-led campaign to win more time off for workers led to the imposition of the 40-hour work week and the 2-day weekend. [more]

15-12-1882 Tailoresses' Association of Melbourne, Australia's first women's trade union, established. [more]

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]

21-12-1916 The Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) are outlawed. [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]

29-12-1884 Edward Theodore, founder of Amalgamated Workers’ Assn & forerunner of Australian Workers’ Union (AWU), is born. [more]

31-12-1968 John Smith Garden, Australian trade unionist & founding member of Communist Party of Australia, dies. [more]