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Morrison Government decision set to cut paid pandemic leave despite nearly 200,000 weekly cases [ACTU] 2022-06-30

Uber and TWU strike deal that lays foundation for the future of gig workers [TWU] 2022-06-29

Sydney’s week of disruptions: who’s on strike, what do they want and what are the impacts? [The Guardian] 2022-06-28

Years of inaction widens gender pay gap [ACTU] 2022-06-27

New South Wales Food delivery rider who died at work two years ago acknowledged as employee under NSW workers’ compensation scheme [TWU] 2022-06-25

New South Wales The secret union history of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras [Australian Unions] 2022-06-23

Why the dance sector needs its own union [Arts Hub] 2022-06-22

New South Wales Family of Hungry Panda delivery rider killed at work awarded $834,000 in landmark decision [The Guardian] 2022-06-22

ABCC ramped up anti-union legal action prior to elections [CFMEU] 2022-06-20

A wage rise is great but what happens now? [Australian Unions] 2022-06-20

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Today's labour news


Victoria Public Mental Health EBA: Wage increases incoming! 2022-06-30 [HACSU]

Safety incidents on construction sites a reminder to be alert and contact the union 2022-06-30 [ETU]

Access to childcare, skills and training can fill growing job vacancies 2022-06-30 [ACTU]

Morrison Government decision set to cut paid pandemic leave despite nearly 200,000 weekly cases 2022-06-30 [ACTU]

New South Wales Teachers in NSW Are Striking for the Absolute Bare Minimum 2022-06-30 [VICE]

PHI: Offshore Alliance keeps moving up 2022-06-30 [The National Tribune]

Jobseekers remain in the dark just days out from major Centrelink unemployment changes 2022-06-30 [ABC]

Western Australia Prelude FLNG Cancels Cargo Deliveries Amid Union Strike 2022-06-30 [NGI]

Uber, Australia’s Transport Union Back Federal Body Enforcing Minimum Pay For Drivers 2022-06-30 [IT World]

Why Uber signed a gig economy deal with the Transport Workers’ Union 2022-06-30 [StartupDaily]

Union charter with Uber shows that respect for gig workers can pay off 2022-06-29 [ITF]

Uber and TWU strike deal that lays foundation for the future of gig workers 2022-06-29 [TWU]

Howard’s industrial umpire agrees with union chief that wage spirals are ‘in the past’ 2022-06-29 [The Times]

Queensland ETU First Nations delegate Thor is changing minds on Queensland work sites 2022-06-29 [ETU]

Western Australia Michelle Fyfe resignation: Union says they are ‘not surprised’ by decision for CEO to leave St John WA 2022-06-29 [The West Australian]

Labor announces last-minute changes to Centrelink rules days before major Jobseeker shakeup 2022-06-29 [Sky]

Landmark gig worker protection agreement struck between Uber and Transport Workers' Union 2022-06-29 [ABC]

Shell, Australian Workers Union in stalemate over Prelude dispute 2022-06-29 [ABC]

Uber agrees to Australia minimum pay body after similar moves in Britain, Canada 2022-06-29 [The Times]

Vincent Lingiari Memorial lecture to be delivered by MUA leader on Gurindji country 2022-06-28 [MUA]

South Australia Health Services Union heads to tribunal to fight parking fees for workers at public hospitals 2022-06-28 [ABC]

New South Wales Rail workers, nurses, midwives strike in Sydney 2022-06-28 [9 News]

Sydney’s week of disruptions: who’s on strike, what do they want and what are the impacts? 2022-06-28 [The Guardian]

Rex pilots vote overwhelmingly for protected industrial action 2022-06-27 [AFAP]

PFA and Heartbeat of Football partner to improve heart health in Australian footballers 2022-06-27 [PFA]

If I were education minister... 2022-06-27 [AEU]

Years of inaction widens gender pay gap 2022-06-27 [ACTU]

“It’s more like a bribe”: Unions slam Qantas’ $5,000 ‘thank you’ payment 2022-06-27 [Travel Weekly]

New South Wales State budget dirt cheap on school cleaning 2022-06-25 [UWU]

Queensland Frontline Services Can’t Run Themselves 2022-06-25 [UWU]

The Right to Strike 2022-06-25 [RAFFWU]

Qantas payment only a ‘thank you’ if unconditional and paid to all workers including illegally sacked: unions 2022-06-25 [TWU]

Queensland Government announces standard-setting body to tackle deadly pressures in transport 2022-06-25 [TWU]

New South Wales Food delivery rider who died at work two years ago acknowledged as employee under NSW workers’ compensation scheme 2022-06-25 [TWU]

New South Wales AWU welcomes NSW Labor’s pledge to prioritise local manufacturing 2022-06-25 [AWU]

State of the Industry survey for performers 2022-06-25 [MEAA]

Queensland Vale Shane Morse 2022-06-25 [CWU]

Qantas Group 5k cash payment – the devils in the detail 2022-06-24 [ASU]

International Day of Seafarer, 2022 2022-06-24 [MUA]

New South Wales Unionized nurses planning work stoppages across New South Wales June 28 2022-06-24 [Crisis 24]

Western Australia 'Simply shocking': Probe into sexual assault report shows WA mining sector 'failed to protect women' 2022-06-24 [SBS]

ACTU secretary Sally McManus says Reserve Bank in 'Boomer fantasyland' over wage-price spiral fears 2022-06-24 [ABC]

Queensland State to boost gig driver protections and crack down on ‘fake unions’ 2022-06-23 [The Times]

Making in-roads to improve mental health for transport workers 2022-06-23 [SHM]

'Total boomer fantasy land': Union boss Sally McManus criticises Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Phillip Lowe over wage growth fears 2022-06-23 [Sky]

'Fantasy land': Unions reject RBA governor's view on wages growth and risk of inflation 2022-06-23 [SBS]

New South Wales Family of food delivery driver Xiaojun Chen, who died at work, granted $830k compensation 2022-06-23 [ABC]

New South Wales The secret union history of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2022-06-23 [Australian Unions]

New South Wales ‘Completely bloody-minded’: NSW unions furious over fine increases for illegal strikes 2022-06-23 [The Guardian]

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This month in labour history


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

16-07-1986 The mining community of Moura was hit with disaster when a massive explosion at No. 4 mine claimed 12 lives. [more]

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]