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‘John Setka hates my guts’: Sally McManus says she ‘will not flinch’ in dealing with the CFMEU

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Australia CFMEU corruption claims are bad news for a labour movement already in a battle for survival [The Guardian] 18-07-2024

Australia ‘John Setka hates my guts’: Sally McManus says she ‘will not flinch’ in dealing with the CFMEU [Women's Agenda] 18-07-2024

Australia ACTU Suspends CFMEU Construction [SBS] 17-07-2024

Australia ACTU suspends construction divisions of CFMEU amidst plans to clean up union [City Hub] 17-07-2024

Australia Live Moment ACTU suspends construction division of CFMEU as steps taken to appoint independent administrator to clean up union [ABC] 17-07-2024

Australia Victoria John Setka quits job as Victorian CFMEU secretary citing 'malicious attacks' from the media [ABC] 15-07-2024

Australia Victoria Allan requests suspension of construction division from Victorian Labor; McManus says CFMEU must ‘stand up to criminal elements’ [The Guardian] 15-07-2024

Australia Victoria Our union exists for one purpose only: to defend and advance the safety and conditions of workers [CFMEU] 15-07-2024

Australia New South Wales CODE RED – Sydney Metro Rail Project [FBEU] 13-07-2024

Australia Dutton is coming for your workplace protections [Australian Unions] 11-07-2024


Other news


Workers say thank you to CFMEU leadership 2024-07-19 [ABC]

Stop the attack on the CFMEU: Solidarity with construction workers 2024-07-19 [Green Left Weekly]

Defend the CFMEU-no government administration, end the union bashing 2024-07-19 [Solidarity.net]

Queensland Austrlia's largest sugar maker shuts mills as workers strike 2024-07-18 [Reuters]

‘Gates of hell’: CFMEU hits back at Albo 2024-07-18 [Newswire]

CFMEU suspended from Federal Labor Party and ACTU, placed in government amid criminal allegations 2024-07-18 [SBS]

Labor's national executive bans donations, cuts ties to CFMEU construction division 2024-07-18 [ABC]

‘John Setka hates my guts’: Sally McManus says she ‘will not flinch’ in dealing with the CFMEU 2024-07-18 [Women's Agenda]

Cabin crew had to scoop human waste from toilets after AFL team’s plane ran out of water, union says 2024-07-18 [The Guardian]

Jewish health workers concerned 2024-07-18 [AJN]

Grattan on Friday: it’s good to put administrators into the CFMEU – but how do you prevent future crops of bad apples? 2024-07-18 [The Conversation]

CFMEU corruption claims are bad news for a labour movement already in a battle for survival 2024-07-18 [The Guardian]

Queensland Townsville hospital knife attack sparks fresh calls for stab-proof vests for Queensland Health guards 2024-07-17 [ABC]

AFP asked to investigate CFMEU corruption allegations as ACTU suspends union’s construction and general division 2024-07-17 [The Guardian]

What does the CFMEU saga mean for Australian women? 2024-07-17 [Women's Agenda]

Live Moment ACTU suspends construction division of CFMEU as steps taken to appoint independent administrator to clean up union 2024-07-17 [ABC]

ACTU suspends construction divisions of CFMEU amidst plans to clean up union 2024-07-17 [City Hub]

CFMEU loses Labor, peak union ties following suspension 2024-07-17 [AAP]

The early years of the Worker 2024-07-17 [AWU]

Federal government backs CFMEU administrator; ACTU suspends construction union 2024-07-17 [The Morning Herald]

ACTU Suspends CFMEU Construction 2024-07-17 [SBS]

New South Wales Minns calls for NSW Labor to suspend CFMEU affiliation and stop donations after corruption allegations 2024-07-17 [The Guardian]

Western Australia 'Heads must roll': Union calls out government agency after potentially fatal near-miss offshore Australia 2024-07-17 [Upstream]

Victoria Embattled CFMEU to learn political price of alleged misconduct 2024-07-17 [ABC]

Victoria ACTU secretary Sally McManus says she never knew of alleged criminal elements within the CFMEU 2024-07-17 [ABC]

Calls for organized crime to be ripped out of any Australian union 2024-07-17 [Radio New Zealand International]

Victoria Government expected to appoint administrators to clean up CFMEU, as union remains defiant 2024-07-16 [The Conversation]

Victoria Deregistering CFMEU would be a 'disaster': union boss 2024-07-16 [The Advertiser]

Victoria Deregistering CFMEU would be a 'disaster': union boss 2024-07-16 [The Advertiser]

Global International interest in TWU 2024-07-16 [Owner-Driver]

Victoria The criminal allegations against the CFMEU, explained 2024-07-16 [The Daily Aus]

Federal Labor quiet on banning donations from CFMEU's construction division amid allegations of union's criminal links 2024-07-16 [ABC]

Victoria ‘National menace’: CFMEU construction arm’s suspension from Victorian Labor under way, premier says 2024-07-16 [The Guardian]

Unions welcome Anglo American response to Grosvenor mine accident 2024-07-15 [IndustriALL]

Victoria CFMEU Victoria implodes after allegations of criminal activity 2024-07-15 [The New Daily]

Victoria Labor executive set to ban donations from Victorian CFMEU 2024-07-15 [The Morning Herald]

Scarlet Alliance & Touching Base statement re: exclusion of access to sex work services under the NDIS 2024-07-15 [The Scarlet Alliance]

‘My life changed… not for the better’: Former Socceroo Warren Spink on suffering a life-altering brain injury 2024-07-15 [PFA]

Nominees revealed for the 2024 Austraffic PFA Footballer of the Year Awards 2024-07-15 [PFA]

Queensland Roads front of mind for coal miners approaching QLD election 2024-07-15 [MEU]

Same Job Same Pay application filed at Bengalla mine in the Hunter 2024-07-15 [MEU]

National staff strike expected to disrupt classes for hundreds 2024-07-15 [NTEU]

Victoria Our union exists for one purpose only: to defend and advance the safety and conditions of workers 2024-07-15 [CFMEU]

Victoria Labor executive set to ban donations from Victorian CFMEU 2024-07-15 [The Age]

Victoria Allan requests suspension of construction division from Victorian Labor; McManus says CFMEU must ‘stand up to criminal elements’ 2024-07-15 [The Guardian]

Western Australia Turf war: Unions, WALGA united against CFMEU push to recruit council workers 2024-07-15 [The West Australian]

Victoria 'Rotten culture': Premier to refer CFMEU's Victorian branch to anti-corruption watchdog 2024-07-15 [9 News]

Victoria CFMEU Victoria placed into administration 2024-07-15 [Mining.com]

Victoria Victorian CFMEU branch placed into administration over allegations of criminal links 2024-07-15 [ABC]

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3-07-1892 A 6,000 strong meeting calls for immediate strike action at Broken Hill as miners' previous agreements with employers expire. [more]

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27-07-1917 A mass meeting of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers in Sydney votes to strike against the introduction of a time card system. [more]

28-07-1901 Birth of Harry Bridges. At 19, a sailor, he emigrated to the United States where he participated in the formation of the International Union of Longshoremen and Storekeepers (ILWU), of which he remained one of the leaders for 40 years. [more]