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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]

Murdoch Uni axes historic union controls in landmark Fair Work decision 2017-08-30 [AFR]

Murdoch Enterprise Agreement Terminated, Decision Shows Employment Laws Broken 2017-08-29 [NTEU]

Employees face carer knockback 2017-08-28 [West Australian ]

Thug, bully or protector of workers rights 2017-08-28 [West Business Insider]

Dr Jim Stanford on Workplace Reform, New-Liberalism and the WA State Budget 2017-08-25 [The Journal ]

SDA push to get two more public holidays under union Easter pitch to Labor 2017-08-22 [ABC]

Peel Health Campus staff spat on, treated after assaults 2017-08-18 [Mandurah Mail]

Cops to protest over pay impasse 2017-08-08 [Perth Now]

Deal to give Aurizon's foreign train drivers permanent residency set to face legal scrutiny 2017-08-07 [SBS]

457 workaround: As locals lose jobs rail giant Aurizon given foreign worker boost in secret negotiations with government 2017-08-02 [SBS]

Tunnelling protesters push for West Australian jobs 2017-07-31 [West Australian]

Worker threats just rumours, says accused CFMEU unionist 2017-07-12 [West Australian ]

Union man accused of threatening workers 2017-07-11 [West Australian ]

WorkPac reassures Rio workers over super 2017-07-10 [West Australian ]

Blewitt protests innocence over $400,000 misappropriation of AWU funds 2017-07-06 [AAP]

Rio Tinto confirms death of Yandicoogina mine worker in Pilbara after 'serious incident' 2017-07-05 [ABC]

Murdoch University fights to tear up 'out-of-touch' staff agreement 2017-07-04 [WA Today]

Murdoch University heads to Fair Work Commission in bid to put in new award that could slash staff wages 2017-07-04 [West Australian]

Rally in support of Murdoch University staff as application to cancel EA goes to FWC tomorrow 2017-07-03 [NTEU]

United Voice secretary Carolyn Smith elected WA Labor president 2017-06-29 [West Australian ]

Police take industrial action over ballistic vests 2017-06-22 [AAP]

Union ‘showdown’ looming over U-deal 2017-06-22 [West Australian ]

Workplace considers issuing ‘bra ban’ for female staff 2017-06-21 [Ten News]

State Government slashes jobs on skilled migration list 2017-06-21 [West Australian]

Bra ban could be enforced for Perth Mint workers 2017-06-21 [West Australian]

Union battle looms before power price war 2017-06-21 [West Australian]

Perth Mint staff may be forced to wear work-issued bras to improve security 2017-06-20 [ABC]

Perth trucking company Serin accused of ripping off workers with sham contracts 2017-06-20 [ABC]

Unions urge MPs to kill power plan 2017-06-15 [West Australian]

'Sacked, then re-hired': Perth business penalised for sham contracting 2017-06-13 [WA Today]

Sunday workers to loose millions, union says 2017-06-05 [Sky News]

Publc servants say job security is more important than higher pay 2017-06-01 [IB Times]

Hans Cafe collapses as staff underpaid 2017-06-01 [West Australian]

Meredith Hammat Secretary UnionsWA on a wage rise for WA’s lowest-paid workers 2017-05-23 [PerthIndyMedia]

Truckies block Fremantle roads to highlight work deaths 2017-05-17 [TWU]

New program launched that forecasts safety and risk levels 2017-04-28 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

OHS changes to come in wake of the Western Australia election result 2017-03-24 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Transport Workers' Union bosses McGivern and Burton fined over luxury cars, redundancy payout 2017-04-21 [ABC]

This month in labour history

10-09-1892 The first train of contractors brought in to scab during the Broken Hill miners' strike arrives and is met with hostility from local men and women. [more]

10-09-1917 Mass meetings of Sydney railway workers express outrage at the unions' capitulation to the government's terms, but nevertheless a return to work from the general strike begins. [more]