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The movement to build a better games industry [Arts Hub] 2021-05-18

TWU wins landmark unfair dismissal case against Deliveroo [ACTU] 2021-05-18

Victoria Unions commend Victorian Government’s national leadership in gig economy [We Are Union] 2021-05-16

UWU stands in solidarity with school strike 4 climate [UWU] 2021-05-13

Mental health funding means little with no action on prevention [ACTU] 2021-05-13

Deaths in Australia highlight plight of delivery riders [France 24] 2021-05-12

Budget fails women working in aged care, early childhood education and care [UWU] 2021-05-11

Budget night blows for higher education [NTEU] 2021-05-11

ANMF says aged care budget falls short of reform promise [ANMF] 2021-05-11

Budget: hopes fade for a manufacturing jobs boom [AMWU] 2021-05-11

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Today's labour news


South Australia TWU calls for urgent reforms as three killed in horrific Sa truck incidents in one week 2021-05-18 [TWU]

The movement to build a better games industry 2021-05-18 [Arts Hub]

TWU wins landmark unfair dismissal case against Deliveroo 2021-05-18 [ACTU]

Deliveroo loses unfair dismissal case after rider sacked for being too slow is ruled an employee 2021-05-18 [The Guardian]

Deliveroo loses unfair dismissal case in decision with 'huge implications' for Australia's gig workers 2021-05-18 [SBS]

Victoria Council workers on brink of strike amid campaign for ‘unCapp-ed’ wages 2021-05-18 [The Age]

Deliveroo loses unfair dismissal case after rider sacked for being too slow is ruled an employee 2021-05-18 [The Guardian]

New South Wales Nurses reject 1.04% pay offer 2021-05-17 [Green Left Weekly]

AWU welcomes breakthrough on Australian fuel refining 2021-05-17 [AWU]

PFA to host 2021 Agents Conference in June 2021-05-17 [PFA]

Stark reminder that more needs to be done 2021-05-17 [Big Rigs]

New push to give Australia's hairstylists formal training to help deal with customers' problems 2021-05-17 [ABC]

Menulog pushes ahead with plans for drivers to become employees under new award 2021-05-17 [The Guardian]

Western Australia Sally McManus Supporter Event 2021-05-16 [UnionsWA]

Victoria Unions commend Victorian Government’s national leadership in gig economy 2021-05-16 [We Are Union]

Josh Frydenberg defends wages policy despite workers facing real pay cut 2021-05-16 [The Guardian]

AWU heads to Canberra in campaign to protect Australian refining industry 2021-05-15 [AWU]

How did tech fare in the 2021-22 budget? 2021-05-15 [Professionals Australia]

Federal budget fails to invest in STEM, missing key opportunities for growth 2021-05-15 [Professionals Australia]

Park renamed in recognition of Pilbara workers strike 2021-05-14 [National Indigenous Times]

New South Wales On the books: Better Read Than Dead workers fight for rights 2021-05-13 [Green Left Weekly]

Queensland Emergency service workers win PTSD protections 2021-05-13 [UWU]

UWU stands in solidarity with school strike 4 climate 2021-05-13 [UWU]

Victoria TWU welcomes victorian government support for urgent federal reform 2021-05-13 [TWU]

Post’s start times tantrum sets tone for day one of bargaining 2021-05-13 [CWU]

Australian-first COVID vaccinations for foreign seafarers in Port Botany must be extended nationally 2021-05-13 [MUA]

Exclusive Budget Update for ASU Social & Community Services Members 2021-05-13 [ASU]

Mental health funding means little with no action on prevention 2021-05-13 [ACTU]

CFMEU slams Budget, claiming vulnerable workers in fashion supply chain 'ignored' 2021-05-13 [Ragtrader]

‘Glaring ommissions’ in budget on gig economy, road safety and aviation 2021-05-12 [TWU]

Morrison Government admits the staffing cap is broken 2021-05-12 [CPSU]

Casuals bore the brunt as COVID drove unis to shed 7500 jobs 2021-05-12 [The Age]

Hundreds of NBN workers walk off the job across Australia, refuse to install or repair connections 2021-05-12 [News.com]

Union fears Coalition’s plan to send employment services digital will punish people unable to use its ‘confusing’ online systems 2021-05-12 [The Guardian]

Budget reactions: Union slams Services Australia cuts, Labor targets missed opportunities 2021-05-12 [The Mandarin]

Deaths in Australia highlight plight of delivery riders 2021-05-12 [France 24]

Budget fails women working in aged care, early childhood education and care 2021-05-11 [UWU]

Queensland ED funding boost a welcome stopgap for demand 2021-05-11 [UWU]

Budget night blows for higher education 2021-05-11 [NTEU]

ANMF says aged care budget falls short of reform promise 2021-05-11 [ANMF]

Budget: hopes fade for a manufacturing jobs boom 2021-05-11 [AMWU]

Morrison Government chooses more insecure work, lower wages 2021-05-11 [ACTU]

Victoria Tanker faces inspection after ship-jumping sailor rescued from buoy 2021-05-11 [The Morning Herald]

600 NBN Technicians Are Striking Again Tomorrow 2021-05-11 [Gizmodo]

‘Blue Highway’ ignored in Morrison Government’s Budget cash splash 2021-05-11 [MUA]

Childcare worker shortage could get worse with extra subsidies, union says 2021-05-11 [ABC]

Language lessons helping players in Australia and abroad 2021-05-10 [PFA]

CPSU Opening Statement at Aus Post Senate Inquiry 2021-05-10 [CPSU]

Union welcomes judgement in VicForests possum appeal case 2021-05-10 [CFMMEU]

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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]