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Unemployed Workers Union calls for strike against ‘pointless and punitive’ job agencies [News.com] 2020-08-04

Pandemic relief payment doesn’t go far enough [ACTU] 2020-08-03

Woolworths punishes workers and community by locking out Wyong DC strikers indefinitely [UWU] 2020-08-01

New South Wales Bulk carrier detained after seafarers intimidated, underpaid and forced to sail for 14 months [MUA] 2020-08-01

Victoria Turosi Golden Farms Abandons Workers during COVID-19 outbreak [UWU] 2020-07-30

$42 billion ripped from retirement savings in ideological attack [ACTU] 2020-07-30

Pandemic failures in aged care revealed in survey [UWU] 2020-07-28

Doordash & TWU sign agreement on virus protections for delivery workers [TWU] 2020-07-28

Government must extend paid pandemic leave to cover all workers [ACTU] 2020-07-28

Aged care workers across Australia will be given paid pandemic leave [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-27

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Today's labour news

HSU will continue push for paid pandemic leave for aged care and disability support workers 2020-08-04 [HSU]

 VIDEO  'Gaping holes in government's paid pandemic leave': Trade union 2020-08-04 [Sky]

Unemployed Workers Union calls for strike against ‘pointless and punitive’ job agencies 2020-08-04 [News.com]

Western Australia ‘Modern day slavery’: Aussie company accused of paying $9 an hour 2020-08-04 [Yahoo]

Victoria Push to help workers suffering in the ‘state of disaster’ 2020-08-03 [The New Daily]

Victoria Early educators petition Government for JobKeeper during lockdown in Victoria 2020-08-03 [UWU]

Car convoy to Woolworths headquarters presents petition for wage equality 2020-08-03 [UWU]

Victoria Melbourne educators could be abandoned without pay 2020-08-03 [UWU]

TWU urges Qantas to act on COVID cases as domestic freight in Melbourne shuts 2020-08-03 [TWU]

Queensland Statement: AWU National Secretary Daniel Walton and CFMEU National President Tony Maher 2020-08-03 [AWU]

Pandemic relief payment doesn’t go far enough 2020-08-03 [ACTU]

ACTU - BCA Joint Letter: Pandemic Leave 2020-08-03 [ACTU]

ACCC’s code on digital platforms welcomed but concerns remain 2020-08-03 [IFJ]

Government moves on paid pandemic leave 2020-08-03 [Port News]

New South Wales Woolworths workers locked out in bid for wage parity 2020-08-02 [Green Left Weekly]

Woolworths punishes workers and community by locking out Wyong DC strikers indefinitely 2020-08-01 [UWU]

COVID-vulnerable workers need support to stay safe 2020-08-01 [RTBU]

ACCC’s draft code for platforms is welcome but needs work 2020-08-01 [MEAA]

Shipbuilding company Austal severely exploits Filipino workers 2020-08-01 [ETU]

New South Wales Bulk carrier detained after seafarers intimidated, underpaid and forced to sail for 14 months 2020-08-01 [MUA]

Union condemns Ovato agreement termination 2020-08-01 [AMWU]

Victoria Fears for childcare sector as attendance dwindles, infections soar 2020-08-01 [News.com]

 VIDEO  Aged Care Minister 'clearly doesn't understand the industry' 2020-08-01 [Sky]

Another bulker detained in Australia for crew violations 2020-08-01 [Lloyd's List]

Company takes staff to Fair Work for refusing to work amid COVID outbreak 2020-07-30 [The New Daily]

Move on aged care workforce could hinder pandemic effort 2020-07-30 [UWU]

Spotless withdraws Fair Work application, while Dandenong public health issues continue 2020-07-30 [UWU]

Victoria Turosi Golden Farms Abandons Workers during COVID-19 outbreak 2020-07-30 [UWU]

Hospital Laundry Workers need COVID-19 testing to avoid further outbreaks 2020-07-30 [UWU]

JBS cold storage workers cease work over COVID-19 safety concerns 2020-07-30 [UWU]

TWU demands uniform permits, testing & pandemic leave for truckies; warns about impact on industry 2020-07-30 [TWU]

South Australia Marshall must stop privatisation to restore trust in his battered Government 2020-07-30 [RTBU]

Victoria Corey Wingard must seize the day 2020-07-30 [RTBU]

Checker: W-League gains must be advanced 2020-07-30 [PFA]

Tasmania TasNetworks contractor charged for assaulting union officials 2020-07-30 [ETU]

New South Wales Union EBA delivers 10% pay rise and income protection for tree trimmers 2020-07-30 [ETU]

Your superannuation increase is under threat 2020-07-30 [ETU]

Victoria Victoria rides the pandemic's second wave 2020-07-30 [ETU]

Post's Authorised Holiday shame 2020-07-30 [CWU]

ASU members endorse pausing bargaining until January 2021 2020-07-30 [ASU]

Zombie skills sets resurrected as micro credentials 2020-07-30 [AEU]

$42 billion ripped from retirement savings in ideological attack 2020-07-30 [ACTU]

Women's Weekly, New Idea printer goes after staff pay 2020-07-30 [The Morning Herald]

Farmers fear worker shortage due to COVID-19 restrictions despite rising unemployment 2020-07-30 [ABC]

Strike in full swing at Prelude FLNG 2020-07-30 [ENB]

Woolworths employees send powerful message to ‘abusive’ customers 2020-07-30 [HRD]

Living income push in Australia 2020-07-29 [Workersliberty]

New South Wales Regional retail workers call for city travellers to mask up 2020-07-29 [Echo]

Finance workers call on major banks to follow Westpac’s lead and repatriate banking jobs 2020-07-29 [FSU]

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This month in labour history

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]