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Wage theft flourishing at Australian universities [NTEU] 2020-08-09

AWU defeats the construction industry’s attempt to cut hours and scrap Saturday penalty rates [AWU] 2020-08-08

Expanded JobKeeper still excludes millions [ACTU] 2020-08-07

Unions warn some foreign seafarers forced to stay on board with no prospect of returning home [The Guardian] 2020-08-06

Devastating Virgin job cuts prove case for industry support [ASU] 2020-08-05

Childcare package bails out employers, leaves workers in the cold [ACTU] 2020-08-05

Unemployed Workers Union calls for strike against ‘pointless and punitive’ job agencies [News.com] 2020-08-04

Pandemic relief payment doesn’t go far enough [ACTU] 2020-08-03

Woolworths punishes workers and community by locking out Wyong DC strikers indefinitely [UWU] 2020-08-01

New South Wales Bulk carrier detained after seafarers intimidated, underpaid and forced to sail for 14 months [MUA] 2020-08-01

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Today's labour news

A message to Victorian nurses, midwives and carers 2020-08-10 [ANF-Vic]

Cuts to Virgin pilot jobs “devastating and sad” says AFAP 2020-08-09 [AFAP]

How to identify a bully in your salon 2020-08-09 [HSA]

PFA releases ‘Professional Women’s Football: The Next Step’ white paper 2020-08-09 [PFA]

Video Conference exhaustion 2020-08-09 [Professionals Australia]

Wage theft flourishing at Australian universities 2020-08-09 [NTEU]

Victoria Melbourne Uni must pause mass job cuts 2020-08-09 [NTEU]

Coronavirus: Fly-in offshore workers left high and dry 2020-08-09 [MUA]

Beirut blast highlights inadequate Australian shipping regulations for transport of dangerous goods 2020-08-09 [MUA]

Queensland Federal court injunction re Broad Construction 2020-08-09 [CFMMEU]

Strength and solidarity with Victoria 2020-08-09 [CPSU]

It’s time to show aged care workers genuine respect 2020-08-09 [ANMF]

Urgent need to extend jobkeeper to Dnata workers 2020-08-08 [TWU]

AWU defeats the construction industry’s attempt to cut hours and scrap Saturday penalty rates 2020-08-08 [AWU]

Risk to Global Supply Chain Grows as Overworked Seafarers Halt Ships 2020-08-08 [gCaptain]

Jobs for all: could a government-funded Job Guarantee be Australia's answer to unemployment? 2020-08-08 [The Advocate]

Queensland Brisbane Airport contractor must reinstate cleaning service during COVID-19 2020-08-07 [UWU]

Victoria Toll Kmart risk worker and community safety with inadequate COVID outbreak management 2020-08-07 [UWU]

Resisting the digital automation of teaching 2020-08-07 [AEU]

Expanded JobKeeper still excludes millions 2020-08-07 [ACTU]

Wage theft exposed at Melbourne University 2020-08-07 [Green Left Weekly]

New South Wales Woolworths workers win wage parity after lockout 2020-08-07 [Green Left Weekly]

SPC, AMWU sign three-year agreement 2020-08-07 [Food and Drink]

Shell to change-up FIFO roster at Australian operations 2020-08-07 [ENB]

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

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

Australians on JobSeeker payments urged to ‘strike’ by union 2020-08-06 [Brinkwire]

New South Wales Striking Woolworths workers return to work after 10 per cent pay rise offer 2020-08-06 [The Morning Herald]

United Services Union warns AFL of breaching Fair Work Act with unlawful directive to staff 2020-08-06 [ALM]

New South Wales 550 Woolworths workers on an indefinite lock out 2020-08-06 [CCN]

Unions refuse to criticise Bain for Virgin cuts 2020-08-06 [Australian Aviation]

Unions warn some foreign seafarers forced to stay on board with no prospect of returning home 2020-08-06 [The Guardian]

Victoria What's behind the wave of Covid-19 spreading through Victoria's meatworks? 2020-08-06 [The Age]

Retail staff bearing the brunt of coronavirus-driven abuse 2020-08-05 [The New Daily]

Spotless Dandenong workers to be paid through their shutdown 2020-08-05 [UWU]

Federal Government announcement has no guarantees for educators 2020-08-05 [UWU]

TWU supports announcement on fuller capacity Virgin 2020-08-05 [TWU]

ANMF calls for paid pandemic leave for all aged care workers 2020-08-05 [ANMF]

Devastating Virgin job cuts prove case for industry support 2020-08-05 [ASU]

Childcare package bails out employers, leaves workers in the cold 2020-08-05 [ACTU]

Statement from ACTU President Michele O’Neil on Virgin Australia 2020-08-05 [ACTU]

South Australia Union urges SA to access pandemic leave 2020-08-05 [Yahoo]

HSU will continue push for paid pandemic leave for aged care and disability support workers 2020-08-04 [HSU]

 VIDEO  'Gaping holes in government's paid pandemic leave': Trade union 2020-08-04 [Sky]

Unemployed Workers Union calls for strike against ‘pointless and punitive’ job agencies 2020-08-04 [News.com]

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

Victoria Push to help workers suffering in the ‘state of disaster’ 2020-08-03 [The New Daily]

Victoria Early educators petition Government for JobKeeper during lockdown in Victoria 2020-08-03 [UWU]

Car convoy to Woolworths headquarters presents petition for wage equality 2020-08-03 [UWU]

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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]