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Union claims of 'exploited' Austal workers sent to Fair Work for investigation 2020-08-07 [The Times]

Union claims of 'exploited' Austal workers sent to Fair Work for investigation 2020-08-07 [WA Today]

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

Safety unit says it plans to inspect Chevron's Gorgon LNG plant soon 2020-07-23 [The Guardian]

Union urges Gorgon LNG be shutdown after massive cracks found 2020-07-22 [ENB]

Truckies in Western Australia are calling for better truck stop conditions 2020-07-20 [ABC]

Tributes and funds flow for family of WA mine worker killed in underground accident 2020-07-15 [ABC]

Unions call to wind back FIFO ‘divorce rosters’ 2020-07-15 [The West Australian]

Nurses call for AFL crowd rethink for Optus Stadium clash between Geelong and Collingwood 2020-07-14 [The West Australian]

Jadestone WA workers facing $18K paycut 2020-07-08 [ENB]

Government must demand explanation from Alcoa for offshoring $70 million WA contract 2020-07-06 [AWU]

Sixth COVID-19 case at Coles Laverton DC 2020-07-02 [UWU]

UWA staff to vote on COVID-19 agreement 2020-06-25 [Green Left Weekly]

TransWA workers to come back into public sector 2020-06-24 [RTBU]

Academic freedom prevails at Murdoch University 2020-06-12 [NTEU]

Fremantle: Al Kuwait coronavirus cluster exposes flawed shipping regulations 2020-05-31 [MUA]

Work fatality must bring health and safety change 2020-05-02 [UnionsWA]

Another win against labour hire in WA shipbuilding 2020-05-02 [ETU]

WA school students, teachers to be tested from the second week of term 2 2020-04-23 [Today]

Security guards at Perth quarantine hotels asked to remove masks because it was ‘upsetting and intimidating guests’ 2020-04-10 [UWU]

Virus hotel guards told remove masks 2020-04-10 [News.com]

Unions claim new rosters disregard FIFO mental health code 2020-04-09 [Today]

'Four left from 250': WA teachers forced to work from school as students stay away 2020-03-31 [Today]

Multiplex site closed as worker tests positive for coronavirus 2020-03-31 [Today]

PFA Statement: Perth Glory stand down notice 2020-03-28 [PFA]

FIFO workers moving to WA due to COVID-19 must get a fair deal 2020-03-28 [CFMMEU]

Resources companies to stop flying NSW workers 2020-03-27 [The Morning Herald]

Unions warn sick employees could chance it at work unless support improves 2020-03-20 [The Morning Herald]

Union wants police to monitor supermarkets amid panic buying 2020-03-19 [The Advertiser]

Hospital workers win fight against privatisation 2020-03-10 [UWU]

Perth train cleaners fight back against underpayments 2020-02-15 [RTBU]

Big win at Monadelphous signals a bright new future for Oil & Gas workers 2020-02-03 [AWU]

Roy Hill iron ore mine worker dies from serious injuries at Pilbara site 2020-01-28 [The New Daily]

Politics, Poetry and Class 2020-01-23 [UnionsWA]

Freemantle: Hundreds of wharfies take 24-hour strike action 2020-01-16 [MUA]

Wharfies strike after protracted talks 2020-01-16 [Freemantle Gazette]

Freemantle wharfies walk off the job 2020-01-16 [The West Australian]

Wharfies walk off the job at Freo Port 2020-01-16 [6PR Newstalk]

Fremantle: Hundreds of Wharfies take 24 hour Strike Action 2020-01-13 [CFMMEU]

Wharfies Stage Snap Strike at Fremantle 2020-01-13 [The Maritime Executive]

Mine worker buried alive for more than two hours, court hears 2019-12-24 [The New Daily]

Statement from RTBU WA Secretary Craig McKinley 2019-12-24 [RTBU]

Tragedy on the tracks: Driver dies in freight train crash north-east of Perth 2019-12-24 [Today]

Time to Reinvest in the Public Sector 2019-12-19 [UnionsWA]

Fight blows up over offshore worker long service leave 2019-12-11 [ENB]

Murdoch University to take whistleblower to Federal Court 2019-12-10 [NTEU]

New Transperth trains revealed for Metronet expansion to be built in Perth under $1.3 billion deal 2019-12-10 [ABC]

Wage theft action needed 2019-12-08 [UnionsWA]

NTEU asks Murdoch Senate to act to stop legal action against Gerd Schroeder-Turk 2019-12-04 [NTEU]

Modern work safety Bill welcomed 2019-11-29 [UnionsWA]

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]