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Today's labour news

Cabin crew call Virgin back to negotiations with overwhelming vote to pursue protected industrial action 2023-12-04 [TWU]

Victoria V/Line workers to strike next Wednesday, train disruptions expected 2023-12-04 [The Age]

Virgin Australia cabin crew call for 24 hour stoppage 2023-12-04 [Travel]

Victoria Ikon’s issues on full display as Melbourne airport cleaners rally 2023-12-02 [UWU]

Western Australia Solidarity Research for Union Renewal 2023-12-02 [UnionsWA]

AIPA’s Submission for Aviation Green Paper 2023-12-02 [AIPA]

Commemorating Thirty Years of the RTBU 2023-12-02 [RTBU]

A Union that Moves Mountains 2023-12-02 [RTBU]

Scarlet Alliance rejects call to ban new strip clubs 2023-12-02 [The Scarlet Alliance]

Report recommends Commonwealth Employment Services system 2023-12-02 [CPSU]

Unions Have Won New Protections to Stop Sexual Harassment and Discrimination 2023-12-02 [ASU]

Missed opportunity in Collie will have dire consequences 2023-12-01 [MEU]

‘Brand new union’: Mining and Energy Union celebrates first day of independence 2023-12-01 [MEU]

‘New union’ emerges on mining and energy scene 2023-12-01 [Mining Weekly]

New South Wales Pay dispute between paramedics and NSW government threatens to disrupt New Year’s Eve ambulance services 2023-12-01 [The Guardian]

Global Health and safety on the job discussed at international conference 2023-12-01 [Green Left Weekly]

CPSU members agree to 11.2% APS pay deal 2023-11-30 [The Mandarin]

Broken employment services system needs public provider, parliamentary review finds 2023-11-30 [The Guardian]

Palestine Trade Unionists for Palestine are blocking Israeli ships at Melbourne and Sydney ports 2023-11-30 [Real News Network]

Global New international and local workplace data should cause a reassessment of national OHS strategies 2023-11-29 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Ballarat Gold Mine creditors reportedly vote to sell, Australian Workers Union disputes it 2023-11-29 [ABC]

Educators take national action as Government silent on wages 2023-11-29 [UWU]

New workplace law excludes higher education staff 2023-11-29 [NTEU]

Western Australia Sealing the deal at Laminex! 2023-11-29 [ETU]

Western Australia ETU wins major court case against shipbuilder Austal on right of entry 2023-11-29 [ETU]

Time to close the loopholes on labour hire, wage theft and more! 2023-11-29 [ETU]

NAB ignores community concerns and cuts more branches 2023-11-29 [FSU]

Government intervention helping with cost of living, but big business need to do their part 2023-11-29 [ACTU]

Educators participate in national action on wages 2023-11-29 [The Sector]

Global Rory O’Neill provides a spark 2023-11-28 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

TWU leads 'united front' against reform delay 2023-11-28 [Owner-Driver]

Western Australia WA government apologises to Indigenous people for decades of wage theft and workplace discrimination 2023-11-28 [ABC]

ACTU welcomes super theft inclusion in the Closing Loopholes Bill 2023-11-28 [ACTU]

Western Australia More industrial action looms as BAE Systems, electricians remain in stand-off over pay 2023-11-28 [The West Australian]

Global The 23rd OHS World Congress opens ….. curiously 2023-11-28 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Global ILO sets the OHS picture at the 23rd World Congress 2023-11-27 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Black Friday marks a dark week in transport with three truckies killed 2023-11-27 [TWU]

SDA joins KFC Class Action 2023-11-27 [SDA]

MEU Win: Fair Work rules camp residents have rights under rooming accommodation legislation 2023-11-27 [MEU]

Safety alert: telecommunications pole snap incident 2023-11-27 [ETU]

Falling dislodged auto twistlock struck deckforeman / team leader 2023-11-27 [MUA]

CPSU welcomes Pezzullo termination 2023-11-27 [CPSU]

CPSU win: ABF to receive $150m for additional staff 2023-11-27 [CPSU]

The importance of teacher voice 2023-11-27 [AEU]

RBA staff urged to reject inadequate and disrespectful pay offer 2023-11-27 [FSU]

Australia’s Superpower Opportunity 2023-11-27 [ACTU]

Maritime workers stand for peace 2023-11-24 [MUA]

Coles' 'rotten' Christmas present to staff members blasted as 'slap in the face' 2023-11-24 [Yahoo]

New South Wales Paramedics to push for better pay in seven-day strike 2023-11-23 [The New Daily]

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This month in labour history

1-12-1948 The long ACTU-led campaign to win more time off for workers led to the imposition of the 40-hour work week and the 2-day weekend. [more]

15-12-1882 Tailoresses' Association of Melbourne, Australia's first women's trade union, established. [more]

17-12-1918 A march of members of the Australian Workers Union forces the resignation of the Administrator of the Northern Territory, John Gilruth. [more]

21-12-1916 The Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) are outlawed. [more]

23-12-1928 An industrial court decides that timber workers must increase their weekly working hours from 44 to 48, a decision that sparks a 6 month long strike. [more]

29-12-1884 Edward Theodore, founder of Amalgamated Workers’ Assn & forerunner of Australian Workers’ Union (AWU), is born. [more]

31-12-1968 John Smith Garden, Australian trade unionist & founding member of Communist Party of Australia, dies. [more]