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Million dollar win for exploited refugee workers after 'most egregious' wage theft 2020-09-11 [The Times]

Aged care staff from largest coronavirus outbreak in Victoria say PPE should have been provided earlier 2020-09-10 [ABC]

Union calls on Canberra to consider refinery takeover 2020-09-09 [Bay 93.9]

Geelong oil refinery should be nationalised rather than subsidised 2020-09-08 [MUA]

Workers at Melbourne’s Toll Warehouse Unite Against COVID-19 2020-09-07 [Jacobin]

Union backs staged return to Vic schools 2020-09-06 [The Champion]

Jobseekers in locked-down Melbourne brace for 'devastating' $300 cut to welfare 2020-08-31 [The Guardian]

Almost 80 Victorian workplaces fined for breaching Covid safety guidelines since start of stage 4 lockdown 2020-08-27 [The Guardian]

Privately operated aged care homes behind devastating Covid-19 infection rate in Victorian health workers 2020-08-27 [The Guardian]

Arts community farewells Paddy Garrity, 'a glory of a person' 2020-08-21 [The Morning Herald]

Alleged toxic waste dumper charged with endangering firefighters 2020-08-20 [The Age]

Canon forced leave arrangements in Melbourne because of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions 2020-08-20 [ASU]

Private security firms 'not learning from quarantine hotel bungle in Melb' 2020-08-19 [Sky]

Vale Paddy Garritty, staunch unionist and arts advocate 2020-08-18 [Performing Arts Hub]

Nursing union makes stunning claims about Victoria’s aged care homes at royal commission 2020-08-17 [Brinkwire]

Doctors warned Victoria's health department about hotel infection control dangers before coronavirus spread 2020-08-17 [ABC]

Union members win Geelong Tax jobs 2020-08-17 [CPSU]

Workplace transmissions: a predictable result of the class divide in worker rights 2020-08-17 [The Conversation]

Golden Farms workers demand answers over colleague’s death 2020-08-11 [UWU]

Victorian teachers lodge more WorkCover claims for impacts of coronavirus pandemic than any other profession 2020-08-10 [ABC]

Melbourne Uni must pause mass job cuts 2020-08-09 [NTEU]

Toll Kmart risk worker and community safety with inadequate COVID outbreak management 2020-08-07 [UWU]

What's behind the wave of Covid-19 spreading through Victoria's meatworks? 2020-08-06 [The Age]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meat industry COVID-19 cases surge as union warns against shutdown 2020-07-28 [The Age]

Lack of staff putting 'additional pressure' on Victorian healthcare system 2020-07-27 [ABC]

$300 workers support payment while isolating and waiting for test results; support for nurses, midwives and carers; and surge preparations 2020-07-26 [ANF-Vic]

Centrelink staff stood down, say social distancing pleas were ignored 2020-07-24 [The Age]

Aged care system on verge of collapse amid Covid-19 surge, doctors warn 2020-07-23 [The Guardian]

Gippsland timber workers blockade Bunnings over decision to dump Victorian native timber 2020-07-22 [ABC]

Doctors call for more transparency around health workers infected with Covid-19 2020-07-21 [The Guardian]

TWU calls for urgent action in light of Victorian gig economy inquiry 2020-07-17 [TWU]

More Menarock Life Aged Care residents evacuated, as coronavirus spread raises concerns about staff arrangements 2020-07-17 [ABC]

Largest abattoir JBS could leave supermarket meat shelves bare 2020-07-13 [UWU]

Healthcare workers continue to face shortages of PPE as coronavirus cases ramp up 2020-07-11 [ABC]

Melbourne Distribution Centre tells workers it’s business as usual despite confirmed COVID-19 case 2020-07-10 [UWU]

Your union is here for you 2020-07-10 [CPSU]

'I can't breathe' Dramatic tower arrest of man delivering food to residents in lockdown 2020-07-08 [News.com.au]

CFMEU gives construction firms a break in wage deal 2020-07-06 [The Times]

Unions prepare legal action against federal Labor party over extraordinary intervention 2020-07-06 [The Guardian]

Masks should be mandatory on Victoria's public transport during coronavirus crisis, union says 2020-07-03 [ABC]

Victoria begins tracking workplace diseases and suicides 2020-07-02 [ACTU]

Protesters gather at Hawthorn East after workers assaulted 2020-07-01 [News]

Protestors gather at Hawthorn East after workers assaulted 2020-07-01 [The Australian]

This month in labour history

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]

23-09-1945 Australian wharfies refuse to work on Dutch vessels in support of Indonesia’s Independence. [more]