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Today's news - Victoria

CFMEU defends Setka's threats 2017-06-22 [Sky News]

AWU launch protest at Esso's Longford gas plant in Gippsland 2017-06-22 [ABC]

CFMEU threats against ABCC referred to police 2017-06-21 [ABC PM]

CFMEU boss John Setka's threat to ABCC inspectors criticised by Labor leaders 2017-06-21 [ABC]

Bill Shorten distances himself from militant union leader as government calls in the police 2017-06-21 [Fairfax Media]

Two Vic farm worker deaths in 24 hours 2017-06-21 [AAP]

Viva Energy and AWU at loggerheads over emergency response team 2017-06-21 [Geelong Advertiser]

SES staff were underpaid by more than $220,000 over eight years, review finds 2017-06-20 [ABC]

Huge Melb protest: Unions warn of risk disruption to major infrastructure projects 2017-06-20 [9News]

20,000 protesting construction workers clog CBD in march against ABCC, wage cuts 2017-06-20 [Fairfax Media]

Viva Energy denies AWU concerns about emergency procedures at Geelong Refinery 2017-06-20 [Bay93]

Viva Energy must guarantee will not disband the Geelong refinery’s onsite Emergency Response Group (ERG) 2017-06-20 [AWU Victoria]

Webinar on new State OHS regs 2017-06-14 [OHS Reps]

Victory for Myrtelford Mill workers after 50 day lockout 2017-06-13 [CFMEU]

Breakthrough gas plan must be be adopted by all to save Australian manufacturing 2017-06-07 [AWU]

Cathy McGowan must listen to local families and protect penalty rates 2017-06-06 [VTHC]

Malmsbury: Staff living in fear of inmates 2017-06-06 [Star Weekly]

Court rules on site bans for top CFMEU officials 2017-06-02 [Fairfax Media ]

WorkSafe disappointed with Federal Court ruling 2017-06-02 [WorkSafe News]

Workers Lives At Risk After Federal Court Ruling 2017-06-02 [VTHC]

Esso contractor uses CUB tactics 2017-05-31 [AWU Victoria]

Childcare workers vote to walk off the job 2017-05-27 [Fairfax Media]

Hospitality Workers Are Uniting To Fight Sexual Harassment 2017-05-26 [Junkee ]

Wage battle breaks out on Bass Strait oil fields 2017-05-25 [Fairfax Media]

Vote to be held on June 6 to test resolve of striking mill workers at Myrtleford's Carter Holt Harvey 2017-05-25 [Border Mail]

Worker dies after 4.3m fall from ladder 2017-05-24 [Work Safe News ]

VIDEO: Fletcher Workers Win After 96 Days 2017-05-24 [AWU Victoria]

Fletcher workers win on redundancies, labour hire and hours of work after 96 days 2017-05-24 [ACTU]

State ALP passes resolution to jail bosses committing wage theft 2017-05-23 [TWU]

School cleaners protest makes for a messy start to ALP state conference 2017-05-20 [Fairfax Media]

Public school cleaners want answers from Premier Daniel Andrews 2017-05-20 [Melbourne Herald-Sun]

Explosive CUB diary note reveals plan to 'shoot the s---' out of workers 2017-05-18 [Fairfax Media]

CUB manager planned to ‘shoot’ workers shut out for refusing lower wages 2017-05-18 [ACTU]

Batting must go 2017-05-18 [AWU Victoria]

Act of Bastardry - Morwell Mill shutdown without consultation means 160 job losses 2017-05-16 [CFMEU]

Carter Holt Harvey non-union employees seek return to work after lockout nudges fourth week 2017-05-13 [Border Mail]

Locked-out workers intensify Myrtleford timber mill feud 2017-05-13 [Fairfax Media]

State schools cleaners being underpaid, denied basic entitlements, union says 2017-05-06 [ABC]

Maternal and child health nurses part of plan to end family violence 2017-05-02 [ANMF Vic Branch]

Andrews Government secures unique nurses and midwives health service 2017-05-02 [ANMF Vic Branch]

Train drivers carrying Victoria's grain harvest on strike over new enterprise agreement 2017-05-01 [ABC]

Myrtleford Carter Holt Harvey timber mill workers enter second week of workplace lockout 2017-04-27 [Border Mail]

Analysis of the WorkSafe Legislation Amendment Bill raises concerns 2017-03-28 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Exploitation of Vietnamese students rampant among Melbourne businesses 2017-04-21 [SBS]

Suburban hairdresser clipped $288,000 off staff entitlements 2017-04-20 [Fairfax Media]

Unions accuse Victoria University of double-dumping as cuts bite 2017-04-20 [Fairfax Media]

Mill workers picket after lockout 2017-04-20 [AAP]

Young workers speak out about allegations of underpayment, mandatory unpaid training and bullying at Subway 2017-04-20 [The Project]

Shoppies bid: Wage scandal union wants to 'come in from the cold' 2017-04-19 [Fairfax Media]

Celebrity chef Adrian Richardson reimburses staff after failing to pay penalties 2017-04-18 [Fairfax Media]

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]