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Maritime Union of Australia Sydney Branch Marks January 26 with call for justice for Aboriginal People 2022-01-25 [MUA]

Wollongong union legend Fred Moore passes away at 99 2022-01-21 [The Mercury]

Unsafe for retired teachers to fill staff gaps says union 2022-01-20 [Central Coast Community News]

Covid patients ocuppy one in three ICU beds in NSW as nurse shortages soar 2022-01-19 [Guardian Australia]

Tamworth nurses and midwives plea for support go unanswered 2022-01-19 [NSWNMA]

Overworked Sydney paramedics take ambulances home to be ‘on call’ during Omicron surge 2022-01-19 [The Guardian]

Unions call on NSW government to provide critical workers forced to complete daily tests with free RATs 2022-01-12 [Sky]

TWU calls NSW move reckless and a health and safety risk to employees 2022-01-10 [ATN]

'Beyond reckless': Unions call for urgent talks with Scott Morrison over isolation rules 2022-01-09 [SBS]

Decision to allow critical workers who are close contacts back to work 'reckless', union says 2022-01-09 [ABC]

Reduced COVID-19 isolation for NSW healthcare staff a 'catch-up' measure to stop system 'collapsing' 2022-01-01 [ABC]

Abuse of overwhelmed healthcare staff misdirected this NYE 2021-12-31 [NSWNMA]

Health staff pressured to return from Christmas leave as Covid cripples hospitals 2021-12-28 [The Guardian]

'It's a ridiculous situation': Health Services Union State Secretary says about testing chaos 2021-12-27 [9 News]

Delta disruption hurts an already strained health system 2021-12-16 [NSWNMA]

'Crisis' at rural and remote western NSW hospitals as chronic staff shortages cripple health system 2021-12-21 [ABC]

Bus, train drivers strike over pay, privatisation 2021-12-16 [Green Left Weekly]

Asbestos routinely dumped in landfill and improperly handled by workers at Bingo plant, AWU alleges 2021-12-16 [News.com]

Chaos on Sydney Trains as rail workers strike again over government’s refusal to deliver on safety, hygiene and privatisation 2021-12-14 [Sky]

Teachers strike, rally against staff shortages 2021-12-08 [Green Left Weekly]

UWU welcomes the NSW Premier’s call 2021-12-08 [UWU]

AWU looks to its roots with NSW Branch Executive to host high-powered Dubbo meeting 2021-12-08 [AWU]

Teachers’ strike is a sign of a failing system 2021-12-08 [The Morning Herald]

NSW residents warned to brace for more industrial action after teachers and transport workers strike 2021-12-07 [The Guardian]

Major disruption likely in NSW as train drivers, bus drivers and teachers walk off the job 2021-12-07 [ABC]

Strikes: teachers and transport unions blame government for industrial action 2021-12-06 [Guardian]

Sydneysiders told to expect significant delays as transport workers strike 2021-12-04 [Sky]

Fair Work Commission shoots down BHP’s jab requirement 2021-12-03 [The New Daily]

Mining union has big win against BHP over forced COVID vaccinations at Mount Arthur mine, with Fair Work Commission ruling 2021-12-03 [The Herald]

USyd NTEU endorses move to protected action ballot, new Branch President 2021-12-02 [Honi Soit]

Sydney Bus Drivers Are Holding Strikes For Equal Pay: Here’s When They’ll Be Going Down 2021-12-02 [Pedestrian]

Teachers to strike over workload, salaries and shortages 2021-11-27 [NSWTF]

Register Now: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Panel Discussions 2021-11-27 [Unions NSW]

Police called to remove union officials from Amazon warehouse in Sydney 2021-11-26 [The Guardian]

Bus drivers in Sydney’s inner west take action over pay dispute 2021-11-22 [The West Australian]

Beloved Sydney bookstore the unlikely battleground for union row that could transform workplace relations 2021-11-20 [The Morning Herald]

Seasonal workers left out of NSW slave law 2021-11-19 [The New Daily]

Bookshop goes back on hard-won deal 2021-11-14 [Green Left Weekly]

Essential workers set to lose COVID-19 workers compensation protection 2021-11-14 [The Morning Herald]

Unionists with RAFFWU Gather to Protest Management at Better Read Than Dead 2021-11-13 [Honi Soit]

Sydney bus drivers to strike 2021-11-08 [7News]

More than 1000 march for climate action in first post-lockdown protest 2021-11-06 [The Morning Herald]

Protesters to march in Sydney CBD over government's climate change stance that is a 'bigger threat' to health than COVID-19 2021-11-06 [Sky]

It’s Hunger Games Mark II for Professional Staff at Macquarie University 2021-11-02 [NTEU]

Unions NSW – Union Summer Internship 2022 2021-11-01 [Unions NSW]

Qantas charged after cleaner stood down 2021-10-21 [The New Daily]

Strike Action Causes Transport Chaos Across Sydney 2021-10-21 [Triple M]

Major delays for Sydney commuters as rail strike begins 2021-10-20 [9 News]

Sydneysiders told to work from home with thousands of residents set to be affected by Sydney train strikes 2021-10-20 [Sky]

Train Strike: An Explainer 2021-10-19 [Unions NSW]

This month in labour history

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]

14-01-1929 600 union dock workers rushed the scab-filled Mareeba steamship in Port Adelaide. Scabs and police fought the workers, who retaliated with stones, injuring 30 scabs. One scab began shooting into the crowd but was not arrested. [more]

18-01-1929 800 women - mostly the wives of striking Port Adelaide workers - began a march in support of their husbands. The women, many with their children marched to the port to confront scabs, and fought back when attacked by police. [more]

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