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Worker safety must be at the forefront of re-opening NSW hospitality 2020-05-24 [UWU]

'Give us bloody masks': union calls for Covid-19 protection for public transport workers 2020-05-21 [The Guardian]

Newcastle maritime workers provide support to those hardest hit by COVID-19 crisis 2020-05-20 [MUA]

Video: Police arrest doctor for holding up sign supporting refugees 2020-05-16 [Green Left Weekly]

Sydney airport T2 on workers shut out of Jobkeeper 2020-05-15 [TWU]

Jack Mundy, union leader and environmental activist dies, aged 90 2020-05-14 [Guardian Australia]

How Jack Mundy and his mates saved Sydney 2020-05-12 [Sydney Morning Herald]

Nurses fighting Covid-19 left out in the cold by wage freeze 2020-05-13 [NSWNMA]

Wage freeze sours International Nurses Day 2020-05-13 [NSWNMA]

'Suck it up': Nurses, teachers facing wage freeze in COVID-19 crisis 2020-05-12 [9 News]

How the AWU is Helping to Keep WestConnex Workers Safe from COVID-19 2020-05-08 [AWU]

Port Kembla steelworks accident kills 59yo worker, BlueScope shuts site 2020-05-06 [The New Daily]

Sydney Airport staff miss out on JobKeeper 2020-05-05 [UWU]

Major NSW Government contractor ripping off school cleaners: court case lodged 2020-05-05 [UWU]

Sydney laundry condemned for standing down migrant workers ineligible for jobkeeper 2020-04-30 [The Guardian]

Rocla’s lazy decision to shut viable factory breaks western Sydney hearts 2020-04-23 [AWU]

SafeWork NSW building walls to kill your right to know about worker safety on Hunter construction sites 2020-04-23 [The Herald]

NSW’s back-to-school plan ‘near impossible’: teachers 2020-04-22 [The New Daily]

When and how schools should be reopening 2020-04-22 [The Mercury]

40 per cent increase in public transport workers being spat on in March 2020-04-19 [ABC]

Port Botany stevedoring company exposes workers to coronavirus and hides positive test 2020-04-07 [MUA]

Port Botany stevedore exposes workers to coronavirus and hides positive test 2020-04-06 [MUA]

No more cuts to cleaning in NSW, coronavirus boost must be permanent 2020-04-02 [UWU]

Sydney news: Student emergency response workers 'may put lives at risk', as coronavirus measures continue 2020-03-31 [ABC]

The case for a Young Workers Centre in NSW 2020-03-29 [Honi Soit]

Car cavalcade protests ferry worker sackings 2020-03-28 [Green Left Weekly]

NSW Port Authority warned by union in January of ‘gaping hole’ in coronavirus biosecurity checks 2020-03-26 [The Guardian]


School cleaning – years of government cost-cutting has put school communities at risk in the coronavirus outbreak 2020-03-19 [UWU]

Coronavirus quarantine raises questions about annual leave and workers rights 2020-03-11 [ABC]

AWU NSW helps Member clean up the tune of $11,000 2020-03-05 [AWU]

Coronavirus: union defends staff of Sydney aged care home after ‘most’ call in sick 2020-03-05 [The Guardian]

NSW govt set to bus services in attempt to force comuters onto fledgling light rail 2020-03-02 [RTBU Express]

Media release: Morrison's gift to private schools now valued at $5 billion-public schools get nothing 2020-03-02 [New South Wales Teachers Federation]

School cleaners outraged by inappropriate coronavirus request to clean for Diamond Princess crew in Japan 2020-02-29 [UWU]

Update regarding resumption of rail services through Wallan 2020-02-29 [RTBU]

Sydney cleaners protest against firm's job offer for coronavirus work in Japan 2020-02-27 [The Guardian]

Call for 'real' NSW TAFE change not review 2020-02-25 [Yahoo]

Thousands unite for climate justice in Sydney for national day of action 2020-02-24 [Honi Soit]

NSW medical supply workers strike for a fair go 2020-02-10 [UWU]

Rail staff refuse to work on new fleet 2020-02-09 [Yahoo]

TWU NSW slams Holcim and Fairfield council on safety 2020-02-04 [ATN]

Maritime Union says Newcastle shipping port could be an entry point for deadly coronavirus 2020-01-29 [ABC]

Sydney Ferries – In-sourcing of Four Charter Vessels 2020-01-28 [MUA]

MUA member Antony Olsson tells of Bushfire Horror on South Coast NSW 2020-01-23 [CFMMEU]

MUA member Anthony Olsson tells of bushfire horror on South Coast NSW 2020-01-20 [MUA]

Company cuts workers' holidays short as dockers step up strike action 2020-01-20 [Sydney Morning Herald]


McDonald's denies Dubbo staff worked in 50 degree heat 2020-01-05 [The Daily Liberal]

Volunteer firefighters approaching 100 days away from jobs ask for more financial help 2019-12-27 [ABC]

This month in labour history

1-05-1946 Eight hundred Aboriginal workers walk-off twenty-seven sheep stations in Western Australia, beginning the Pilbara strike that lasts until 1949. [more]

3-05-1927 The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is founded [more]

15-05-1905 The Merchant Service Guild of Australasia became the first trade union to be registered under the Australian Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904 [more]

16-05-1891 Henry Lawson's poem 'Freedom on the Wallaby', written during the great sheep shearers' strike, is published in The Worker newspaper. [more]