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Today's news - Western Australia

Unions threaten strike on first day of school in WA despite Government backflip over funding cuts 2018-01-12 [ABC]

Offshore workers left on rigs as Cyclone Joyce bears down 2018-01-12 [WA Today]

Drawn-out dispute at Australian mine 2018-01-12 [IndustriALL]

Premier weighs in on Collie Griffin Coal dispute 2017-12-22 [WA Today]

Police accept $1000 pay rise after six-month dispute 2017-12-18 [West Australian]

Police union ‘reluctantly’ accepts pay deal 2017-12-18 [Perth Now]

Union workplace Organiser and campaign strategist sought 2017-12-18 [CPSU/CSAGR]

Senator Cash contoversity media man lands new job in the West 2017-12-14 [The Australian ]

Dark Day For WA Education Not Easily Forgotten 2017-12-13 [CPSU/CSA]

Education jobs row leaves loudest voice of the workers of WA strangely silent 2017-12-11 [ABC]

Opinion: Manufacturing hopes at mercy of political will 2017-12-09 [South Western Times]

Both sides back Griffin coal pay deal 2017-12-07 [West Australian ]

Fair Work Commission hands down recommendation to Griffin Coal 2017-12-07 [Collie Mail]

Domestic violence leave will help those affected find independence 2017-12-06 [The Journal]

Employers sitting in on workers' compensation medical appointments a growing trend: unions 2017-12-05 [ABC]

Griffin stand-off 2017-11-29 [Collie Mail]

Griffin Coal workers to vote on pay offer to end 15-week strike 2017-11-27 [West Australian]

Faraday cage: How a humble chip packet helped an electrician hide his absence from work 2017-11-27 [ABC]

Worker sacked after using Twisties packet to ditch work 2017-11-24 [News.com.au]

Abalone diver says we should fear the sun more than sharks 2017-11-20 [ABC]

Asbestos found in WA's rail carriages 2017-11-20 [WA Today]

Griffin Coal dispute continues into 13th week 2017-11-13 [Collie Mail]

Workers Voting On Keeping Griffin Coal Afloat 2017-11-13 [Triple M]

Collie vote on 35pc pay cut a hard call for union 2017-11-13 [West Australian ]

A rewarding job with a social conscience 2017-11-07 [CPSU/CSA]

Joe McDonald hangs up his braces 2017-10-17 [CFMEU]

Dozens of workers employed by Synergy and Western Power being paid more than double their salary 2017-10-14 [The West Australian]

Peak hour union rally blocks CBD streets 2017-10-11 [Perth Now]

John Holland underpaid workers and created culture of fear at Perth Children’s Hospital: inquiry 2017-10-04 [West Australian ]

Former AWU official case adjourned 2017-09-29 [Perth Now]

ACTU poll shows Coalition MPs vulnerable due to cost of living issues 2017-09-29 [West Australian ]

Industrial Relations Commission orders WA Police Union to 'cease all industrial action' 2017-09-28 [ABC]

Public servants threaten to follow police claim 2017-09-28 [West Australian ]

Police union pay dispute action a step too far 2017-09-28 [West Australian ]

Police Union boss under the gun in wages battle 2017-09-28 [West Australian ]

Cops ordered to stop industrial action 2017-09-28 [AAP]

Sally McManus vows to support Collie mining community 2017-09-28 [Collie Mail]

Labor set for union stoush over selection process for winnable WA seats in Federal election 2017-09-26 [West Australian]

Mark McGowan flags Bankwest safeguards over future staff, branch cutbacks by Commonwealth Bank 2017-09-22 [West Australian ]

Ritter to hear WA IR Review 2017-09-22 [Business News]

CFMEU official threatened non-union workers, court finds 2017-09-22 [The Australian]

ACTU launches Change the Rules campaign in Western Australia 2017-09-21 [ACTU]

Business retail lobby group pushing for Xmas Day shopping. SDA calls it ludicrous 2017-09-21 [West Australian]

Is WA heading for a skills shortage? 2017-09-19 [West Australian]

Griffin Coal dispute continues 2017-09-12 [West Australian ]

UGL welders breath easy after double win 2017-09-11 [AMWU]

Education Minister Simon Birmingham urges unis to use Murdoch decision to cut costs 2017-08-31 [AFR]

Murdoch University free to terminate enterprise agreement with staff after Fair Work Commission ruling 2017-08-30 [Community News]

The union ties that bind WA Labor 2017-08-30 [West Australian ]

Premier Seconds FSU Motion on Bankwest 2017-08-30 [FSU]

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]

31-01-1912 A general strike begins in Brisbane in support of thousands of tramworkers sacked for wearing union badges. [more]