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Employers ‘rushing’ to terminate enterprise agreements, Australian unions say [The Guardian] 2022-01-22

Defence forces needed to support collapsing aged care system [UWU] 2022-01-21

Unions slam dictator Qantas’ attempt to dissolve agreement with cabin crew ‘heroes’ [TWU] 2022-01-21

Patrick moves to cut dock wages in half [ACTU] 2022-01-20

Qantas applies to terminate flight attendants’ agreement [ACTU] 2022-01-20

A COVID election? Bring it on! [AEU] 2022-01-19

Morrison govt doesn’t give a rats, AMWU joins union commitment to workplace action [AMWU] 2022-01-19

Labour laws protect the rights of Australian workers to say 'No' to COVID risks in the workplace [Labour Law Down Under] 2022-01-19

Staff shortage emergency: providers and unions call for ADF support and COVID-19 wage payment [ACTU] 2022-01-19

Prime Minister continues to duck responsibility for providing RATs, instead attempts to slash WHS protections [ACTU] 2022-01-19

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Today's labour news


CBA in $45 million underpayment stoush 2022-01-22 [MPA]

‘No regrets quitting’: Battle for talent could spark wage rises 2022-01-22 [The Times]

Employers ‘rushing’ to terminate enterprise agreements, Australian unions say 2022-01-22 [The Guardian]

Defence forces needed to support collapsing aged care system 2022-01-21 [UWU]

TWU vigorously opposes any watering down of truck licensing in Australia’s deadliest industry 2022-01-21 [TWU]

Unions slam dictator Qantas’ attempt to dissolve agreement with cabin crew ‘heroes’ 2022-01-21 [TWU]

Survey reveals positive transport workers asked to return 2022-01-21 [TWU]

CBA staff demand millions in backpay over tea breaks 2022-01-21 [FSU]

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

Union takes bank to court over rest breaks 2022-01-21 [7 News]

Patrick Terminals Moves to End its Labor Contract With Longshoremen 2022-01-21 [The Maritime Eexecutive]

Qantas accused of taking 'the nuclear option' with flight attendants to 'blow up' their EBA 2022-01-21 [ABC]

  JOB   New job: Para Legal / Legal Secretary 2022-01-21 [UWU]

Patrick moves to cut dock wages in half 2022-01-20 [ACTU]

Qantas applies to terminate flight attendants’ agreement 2022-01-20 [ACTU]

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

MUA Backs Sydney Festival Artist-Boycott on Palestine and Calls for More Action 2022-01-20 [MUA]

Forcing Welfare Recipients To Attend In-Person Meetings During COVID Is Risking Their Health 2022-01-20 [Junkee]

ACTU calls for free RATS, safe workplaces 2022-01-20 [Green Left Weekly]

Australian Capital Territory 'Extremely unfair' policy which saw Canberra nurses forced to take personal leave ahead of COVID leave overhauled 2022-01-20 [ABC]

Essential workers can now be on the job despite COVID-19 exposure. So what are the risks? 2022-01-20 [ABC]

Critical workers are being punished for isolating and pressured to return to work sick, a new survey of transport workers has found 2022-01-20 [Business Insider]

Morrison under fire for bizarre suggestion that children be allowed to operate forklifts 2022-01-20 [The Independent]

Qantas Clash With Unions Intensifies on Move to Scrap Crew Deal 2022-01-20 [Bloomberg]

  JOB   New job: Vic Field Organiser 2022-01-20 [CPSU]

  JOB   New job: Member Services Officer 2022-01-20 [UWU]

  JOB   New job: Senior economist 2022-01-20 [ACTU]

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

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

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

Australia Day - 26 January 2022 2022-01-19 [CWU]

Telstra legal structure transition delayed 2022-01-19 [CWU]

Mining companies failing on COVID safety 2022-01-19 [CFMMEU]

  JOB   TCF Outwork Outreach Officer – CFMEU Manufacturing Division, NSW (Vietnamese Language required) 2022-01-19 [CFMMEU]

Svitzer Tugs EBA termination is an act of reckless, militant brinksmanship by company management 2022-01-19 [MUA]

A COVID election? Bring it on! 2022-01-19 [AEU]

Urgent action needed to protect finance workers and their families 2022-01-19 [FSU]

Morrison govt doesn’t give a rats, AMWU joins union commitment to workplace action 2022-01-19 [AMWU]

Labour laws protect the rights of Australian workers to say 'No' to COVID risks in the workplace 2022-01-19 [Labour Law Down Under]

Staff shortage emergency: providers and unions call for ADF support and COVID-19 wage payment 2022-01-19 [ACTU]

Prime Minister continues to duck responsibility for providing RATs, instead attempts to slash WHS protections 2022-01-19 [ACTU]

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

‘Easier to catch COVID than find a RAT’: Unions slam PM for dodging responsibility over DIY test shortage 2022-01-19 [Sky]

It’s time for better Services Australia 2022-01-19 [CPSU]

AMWU threatens strike action over 'unsafe' workplaces 2022-01-19 [Wide Format]

Logistics workers reveal ‘horrific’ toll of Omicron supply chain crunch 2022-01-19 [Now]

‘Come to Work With Covid’ Demand Stirs Union Anger in Australia 2022-01-19 [Bloomberg]

Union wins Teys Naracoorte backdown on workers being required to work while COVID positive 2022-01-18 [ACTU]

Unions call for employers to cover cost of RATs, threaten industrial action 2022-01-18 [ABC]

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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]