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4500 aged care workers in WA on strike today 2022-05-10 [6PR]

Union slams conditions at South Hedland motel housing resource workers, manager blames patrons 2022-05-06 [ABC]

Win for ETU members at WA News after being locked out for 10 weeks 2022-04-29 [ETU]

End-date error prompts new enterprise agreement vote for Gold Fields workers 2022-04-29 [Miner]

Disability support worker shortage leads to 20yo autistic man being put in hospital 2022-04-19 [ABC]

International Workers' Memorial Day 2022 2022-04-18 [UnionsWA]

Health & education workers reject govt pay cut 2022-04-10 [UWU]

Unions say GROH housing pain hindering urgent recruitment efforts 2022-04-09 [ABC]

Teachers left feeling exhausted by workloads and staff shortages in COVID-marred term 2022-04-08 [ABC]

Retail wages add $15b to regions: union 2022-04-07 [The Western Australian]

ETU members at WA News locked out for over seven weeks 2022-04-01 [ETU]

Opportunity for real reform following Crown findings 2022-03-24 [UWU]

Budget signs 2022-03-24 [UnionsWA]

WMWA member shares story of sexual harassment on 60 Minutes 2022-03-21 [AWU]

Perth’s exhausted child protection workers protest working conditions 2022-03-15 [The Times]

Perth’s exhausted child protection workers protest working conditions 2022-03-15 [Today]

Truck drivers seek regional change amid floods, high fuel prices and driver shortages 2022-03-11 [ABC]

International Women's Day 2022 - Live In-person 2022-03-06 [UnionsWA]

Safety Code Check on Work Assault Perpetrators 2022-02-20 [UnionsWA]

MUA blasts Qube for COVID safety measures at Fremantle Port 2022-02-18 [The Western Australian]

Mine unions want super funds to question Rio Tinto over bullying and harassment 2022-02-12 [AWU]

Mine Unions Pressure Super Funds over Rio 2022-02-11 [WMWA]

Native forestry worker transition payment and reskilling programs 2022-02-09 [GWA]

‘Don’t wait’: Watchdog, union warn miners to sort COVID safety plans 2022-02-07 [Today]

Nursing Federation WA secretary Mark Olson urges West Aussies to work from home 2022-01-27 [The West Australian]

Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union call for improved COVIDSafe plans after 'disgraceful' handling of plant outbreak 2022-01-26 [Sky]

UWU welcomes delay to WA border reopening 2022-01-24 [uwu]

St John fails omicron test: more ambos needed 2022-01-19 [UWU]

Fix bushfire risk from power lines: union 2022-01-17 [The West Australian]

Nurses demand clarity over WA border plan 2022-01-14 [The West Australian]

Mum-of-three who'd just become a grandma died on Christmas Eve after enduring horrific conditions in extreme heat while working at an industrial laundry 2022-01-06 [The Daily Mail]

Transport Workers Union boss Richard Olsen calls Sydney toll road projections ‘madness’ 2022-01-04 [The West Australian]

Ambulance union welcomes changes to workers’ comp 2021-12-27 [UWU]

Ambos won't have to prove workplace PTSD 2021-12-26 [The Star]

Public service in for pay rise, union cautious on details 2021-12-19 [The Mandarin]

Unvaccinated police officer launches legal action against WA government over COVID mandate 2021-11-29 [7 News]

Public sector workers demand a wage rise 2021-11-15 [Green Left Weekly]

Mt Arthur mandatory COVID vaccination policy 2021-11-10 [CFMMEU]

Burswood Station Action 2021-11-01 [UnionsWA]

Secure Jobs Campaign Launch 2021-11-01 [UnionsWA]

Maritime Union of Australia calls on McGowan Government to add Seafarers to Essential Workers list 2021-10-29 [MUA]

Morrison govt secretly dumps WA ship build 2021-10-28 [AMWU]

Maritime Union of Australia announces new mooring bans 2021-10-27 [The West Australian]

WMWA takes action on BHP policy which invades employees’ privacy 2021-10-23 [AWU]

WMWA takes action on BHP policy which invades employees’ privacy 2021-10-21 [AWU]

BHP's plan to search mining camp rooms 'gives more power to people in authority', union says 2021-10-21 [ABC]

WA government keeps short-staffed bush hospital running as nurse sounds alarm on 'unsafe' conditions 2021-10-20 [ABC]

Strike at Fremantle Ports finally over after three months 2021-10-15 [9 News]

QUBE ignores Premier’s call to return to negotiations 2021-10-14 [ACTU]

QUBE walks away from Port of Fremantle talks 2021-10-13 [ACTU]

This month in labour history

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]