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Today's news - Victoria

Union warns on demolition 2018-06-18 [The Express]

Company fined for underpaying MCG workers hired to clean schools 2018-05-29 [The Morning Herald]

Union wants jail, multi-million dollar fines for workplace deaths 2018-05-28 [Today]

'It's disgusting': Staff told of hospital closure by text, union says 2018-05-22 [The Age]

ETU Victoria branch returns to the Labor Party fold 2018-05-22 [SMH]

Bank note printers to strike for first time in 105 years 2018-05-21 [2GB]

Assaults on paramedics to be put in same category as murder 2018-05-21 [ABC]

Two paramedics bashed overnight amid calls for tougher laws 2018-05-18 [The Age]

CFMEU’s John Setka tells Bill Shorten: loosen strike laws 2018-05-18 [The Australian]

CFMEU secretary John Setka defends breaking the law after failed blackmail case 2018-05-18 [AFR]

Turnbull Govt has questions to answer after CFMMEU charges withdrawn 2018-05-17 [ACTU]

CFMEU leaders claim conspiracy after blackmail charges dropped 2018-05-17 [The Australian]

CFMEU leader John Setka considering legal action over failed Boral blackmail case 2018-05-17 [AFR]

Victory for workers over a conspiracy against unions, as charges dropped against CFMEU officials 2018-05-16 [CFMEU]

Blackmail charges against CFMEU pair John Setka, Shaun Reardon withdrawn 2018-05-16 [Herald Sun]

CFMMEU boss John Setka has blackmail charges dropped over alleged Boral ban 2018-05-16 [AFR]

DPP drops blackmail charges against union officials John Setka and Shaun Reardon 2018-05-16 [The Australian]

Blackmail charges against CFMEU bosses John Setka, Shaun Reardon dropped 2018-05-16 [ABC News]

Independent MP Cathy McGowan urged to give more backing to workers at rally to improve fairness for employees 2018-05-10 [Border Mail]

Defence lawyer alleges Boral bosses ‘tried to entrap CFMEU reps’ 2018-05-10 [The Australian]

Melbourne CBD shut down as tens of thousands march in union protest 2018-05-09 [Guardian Australia]

Union movement can't afford to waste goodwill of 'staggering' march 2018-05-09 [The Age]

100,000 People Just Filled Melbourne’s Streets To Demand Better Pay And Working Conditions 2018-05-09 [Junkee]

Union rally for minimum wage increase disrupts Melbournes CBD as tens of thousands march 2018-05-09 [ABC]

Wharfies walk off the job at Port of Melbourne to support CFMMEU boss John Setka 2018-05-09 [Australian Financial Review]

'War on workers is on': Protest crowd of 60,000 brings city to a standstill 2018-05-09 [The Age]

Electrical trades Union backs fledgling Victorian Socialists with $50,000 2018-05-08 [Herald Sun]

The avoidance of accountability creates legislation 2018-05-03 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Why are we arguing about Industrial Manslaughter laws? 2018-05-02 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Interview with Dr Gerry Ayres  ActNOW!  2018-04-27 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Vic workers campaign for law to save lives 2018-04-27 [Yahoo]

Melbourne cafe owner threatens to sue staff, who claimed they were underpaid, for 'harassment' 2018-04-27 [ABC News]

Melbournes Barry Cafe accused of underpaying staff 2018-04-26 [ABC]

Push to jail employers for up to 10 years for 'wage theft' 2018-04-09 [The Age]

MUA Webb Dock strike on Patrick Dispute anniversary 2018-04-05 [ATN]

Threat to strike as union rep told: work 2018-03-28 [The Australian]

'Its on': Melbourne ports dispute set to escalate 2018-03-20 [The Age]

Striking dock workers and Qube Ports at 'flashpoint' 2018-03-18 [The Morning Herald]


Safety insights from Return-To-Work Forum 2018-03-05 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

WorkSafe Victoria’s optimism is for the whole community 2018-02-26 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Victoria is ripe for Industrial Manslaughter laws 2018-02-09 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Australian aviation workers told full time jobs will be cut, but casuals retained For more info 2018-02-15 [TWU]

Bendigo union members gather in a show of solidarity against Eureka flag, union insignia ban 2018-02-09 [The Advertiser]

Unemployed workers mobilise in Geelong 2018-02-09 [Green/Left Weekly]

Vale Simon Millar, socialist, unionist, activist 2018-02-09 [Green/Left Weekly]

Sovereign Hill CEO denies there is a 'misogynistic culture' at tourist attraction 2018-02-07 [ABC Online]

Sovereign Hill gold rush museum sex assault claims probed 2018-02-07 [The Australian]

Workplace culture at Sovereign Hill must change now 2018-02-08 [MEAA]

Third woman makes sexual harassment allegations against Sovereign Hill 'Employee X' 2018-02-08 [The Age]

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]