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Alcoa's Western Australia workers vote to continue indefinite strike 2018-08-18 [Seeking Alpha]

Alcoa workers to continue strike 2018-08-17 [The Daily Mail]

Alcoa workers go on indefinite strike after talks break down 2018-08-10 [The West Australian]

 VIDEO Alcoa workers strike following job security concerns 2018-08-10 [9 News]

Alcoa workers on strike 2018-08-09 [Business News]

Alcoa workers strike over negotiation breakdown 2018-08-08 [The Mail]

Alcoa workers walk out over labour agreement - union 2018-08-08 [Reuters]

Retail workers fear Carousel paid parking plan will spread to other suburban shopping centres 2018-07-23 [abc]

Remote work-for-the-dole-scheme has devastating impact on indiginous people, say participants 2018-07-19 [ABC]

Worker critical after WA tunnel accident 2018-07-09 [The Australian]

Western Australia opens consultation on WHS laws 2018-07-04 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Miners protest energy forum 2018-06-18 [The Mail]

Unions WA, ACTU predicts thousands to voice protest over penalty rate cuts at ballot box 2018-06-10 [Now]

Union warns WA workers to brace for next round of penalty rate cuts 2018-06-10 [Today]

Griffin Coal maintenance workers accept new agreement 2018-02-12 [Collie Mail]

Long-running WA coal industry dispute ends 2018-02-12 [SBS]

Griffin Coal miners cop mammoth pay cut, await return-to-work date to end six-month strike 2018-02-12 [The West Australian]

 VIDEO Union blasts Fair Work umpire as Griffin Coal miners accept huge pay cuts to end six-month strike 2018-02-12 [Now]

Education department worker’s strike to affect start of WA school year 2018-01-30 [AAP]

School support workers to strike over education cuts 2018-01-20 [AAP]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1990 Founding of the United Firefighters Union of Australia. [more]

2-08-1917 Members of engineering and rail unions across Sydney begin to strike against the time card system, with more workers taking unofficial action the next day. [more]

9-08-1917 The number of workers on strike across Sydney increases to 45,000 when miners and longeshoremen join the action. [more]

12-08-1917 The Australian government informs the people, through the Sunday papers, that "The enemies of Britain and her Allies have succeeded in plunging Australia into a general strike." [more]

14-08-1917 Seamen's Union Vice President W. Daly is arrested and charged with conspiracy to instigate an illegal strike. [more]

16-08-1890 Marine officers walk off their ships in strike action, soon followed by their crews. [more]

17-08-1861 Coal miners in NSW refuse 20% wage cut & walk out; locked out until October. [more]

23-08-1966 Two hundred Gurindji workers walk off their cattle station at Wave Hill, a strike that will last almost a decade and lead to the passage of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act. [more]

24-08-1917 The government declares that the Strike Committee in Sydney shall be considered an illegal organisation. [more]

26-08-1894 Striking shearers burn and destroy the steamship 'Rodney', which had been used to transport scabs on the Darling River. [more]

30-08-1917 First labour martyr Merv Flanagan shot and killed in Sydney during General Strike for yelling 'scab'. His murderer Reginald Wearne ( whose brother was a consevative MP) was never convicted. [more]

31-08-1890 Up to 100,000 workers gather in Melbourne to support the sheep shearers' strike [more]