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Today's news - Victoria

Two years on Longford protest line 2019-06-24 [The Times]

John Setka declares war on union movement, 'spineless leakers' 2019-06-18 [Melbourne Age]

McDonalds worker left shaken after 'unprovoked' fire extinguisher attack 2019-06-14 [7News]

Latrobe Valley workers' co-op opens own factory in a bid to create new jobs 2019-06-10 [ABC]

Melbourne Aviation Refuellers Strike for Protected Industrial Action 2019-06-06 [Mirage]

Fonterra under fire in Australia for mothballing Dennington plant 2019-05-30 [Stuff]

Altona site to shut: Union sounds jobs alarm on gas crisis 2019-05-28 [The Morning Herald]

Fonterra Victoria factory closure cost 98 jobs, leaves staff devasted 2019-05-23 [ABC]

50 years on, Clarrie O'Shea's legacy rings loud 2019-05-17 [RTBU]

Uni’s using more casual staff: report 2019-05-08 [Brinkwire]

Victoria gig economy inquiry receives nearly 100 submissions 2019-05-08 [sia]

Wage theft in election spotlight: Melbourne Eat Street theft 2019-05-07 [United Voice]

Gig economy ripping off Victorian workers 2019-05-07 [The West Australian]

Uber on collision course with state government over workers' rights 2019-05-07 [The Age]

Major Chapel St bar network in underpayment scandal 2019-05-06 [Sydney Morning Herald]

Hakeem Al-Araibi to inspire and support community footballers through new Football Victoria and PFA role 2019-05-03 [PFA]

Big win for onwer-drivers and gig workers 2019-05-02 [TWU]

'Starvation wages': No job security for most Victorian university staff 2019-05-02 [The Age]

63% of university jobs in Victoria are insecure 2019-05-01 [ACTU]

Change the Rules: Melbourne Call Nights 2019-04-18 [CPSU]

Broadmeadows injured workers support group 2019-04-16 [NUW]

NTEU and AWU members at Fed Uni strike over wages, conditions 2019-04-11 [The Courier]

Union rally more important than road closures, delays: Premier says 2019-04-10 [The Age]

CBD Chaos: Massive Protest Shuts Down Melbourne 2019-04-10 [10 Daily]

 VIDEO  Union protests: Thousands of workers rally for wage increases in Melbourne 2019-04-10 [SBS]

Premier 'proud' to attend massive union rally 2019-04-10 [9 News]

Thousands flock to CBD as union rally causes road closures, delays 2019-04-10 [Melbourne Age]

Monash University Staff on 24 hour Strike on Wednesday 10 April 2019-04-09 [NTEU]

Workplace regulator pays for mass testing of workers exposed to PFAS 2019-04-08 [abc]

Unions raise Hazelwood job concerns 2019-04-08 [The Express]

Residents meet with authorities over Melbourne fire concerns 2019-04-07 [SBS]

Unions to meet with owners of burning Campbellfield factory 2019-04-07 [The Morning Herald]

Campbellfield fire clean up continues as injured worker recovers in Melbourne hospital 2019-04-06 [ABC]

Melbourne fire prompts calls for tighter regulation as two workers recover from burns 2019-04-06 [ABC]

Worker hurt in Melb factory fire stable 2019-04-06 [Now]

Dozens of steelworkers to face court for attending union rally 2019-04-05 [The Morning Herald]

Ambulance Victoria apologises after ‘barbaric’ drug tests on paramedics 2019-04-02 [The New Daily]

Planned Thales shutdown period reduced 2019-03-29 [The Advertiser]

Workers at risk: Melbourne tradie loses foot in workplace accident 2019-03-26 [Yahoo]

Laundry workers take first big step 2019-03-20 [United Voice]

A fine line: FWC rejects proposed greenfields agreements for West Gate Tunnel project 2019-03-20 [CCW]

New film provides an update on legal action over the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire For more info 2019-03-05 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Steady as she goes in Victoria 2019-03-14 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Freedom Foods accused of underpaying, exploiting migrant workers in Shepparton dairy 2019-03-14 [ABC]

Morrison and O’Dwyer have been complicit in wage theft and exploitation. They can’t be trusted 2019-03-10 [We Are Union]

Fulham Prison nurses escalate industrial action this week 2019-03-05 [Gippsland Times]

WiM VIC presents The Jill Singer Women in Media lecture - Melbourne 2019-03-03 [MEAA]

Australia's first off-shore windfarm being stalled by Morrison government 2019-02-24 [MUA]

Exploitation and abuse of female doctors maybe getting worse 2019-02-15 [Sydney Morning Herald]

Why vote NO for Victoria University non-union agreement 2019-02-11 [NTEU]

This month in labour history

5-06-1974 The New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation lists 49 'Green Bans' as part of its campaign of industrial action to protect the environment. [more]

16-06-1886 The Australian Workers Union, widely accepted as Australia's oldest union, was established at Fern's Hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, as a shearers' union [more]

24-06-1929 The six month timber workers strike ends in defeat as workers have to accept a 48 hour week. [more]