Australian Capital Territory Hard to Breathe: Canberran workers’ rights, WHS and smoke

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Australian Capital Territory Hard to Breathe: Canberran workers’ rights, WHS and smoke [Unions ACT] 2020-02-15

Australian airline Jetstar set for 24-hour strike over low pay, poor working conditions [Xinhua] 2020-02-14

Seasonal worker program faces fresh scrutiny after 70 workers found living in one house [ABC] 2020-02-14

Truckies to protest at Aldi as death toll from crashes spikes [TWU] 2020-02-12

Shameless conduct: ACTU turns up heat on fallen celebrity chef George Calombaris [The Australian] 2020-02-12

Solidarity call by BWI with victims of Australian bushfires [BWI] 2020-02-12

Morrison threatens sick leave for shift workers & job security for permanent workers [ACTU] 2020-02-11

New South Wales NSW medical supply workers strike for a fair go [UWU] 2020-02-10

Queensland Mater pharmacists start giving out drugs for free as part of pay dispute [The Times] 2020-02-09

Krispy Kreme’s “zombie” agreement ripping off Australian factory workers [UWU] 2020-02-08

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Today's labour news

Health Services Union pushes aged-care levy to boost funds 2020-02-16 [The Australian]

Fears thousands of Australian university jobs will be lost due to ban on Chinese students as $38billion higher education industry reels from virus outbreak 2020-02-16 [The Daily Mail]

Qantas issues ultimatum to force Project Sunrise 2020-02-15 [AIPA]

5 Things you need to know about salon rent-a-chairs 2020-02-15 [HSA]

HSU welcomes inquiry in NDIS workforce 2020-02-15 [HSU]

Western Australia Perth train cleaners fight back against underpayments 2020-02-15 [RTBU]

Australian Capital Territory Hard to Breathe: Canberran workers’ rights, WHS and smoke 2020-02-15 [Unions ACT]

Workers, students & sector need protection from Coronavirus impacts 2020-02-15 [NTEU]

Northern Territory Darwin: Coronavirus Fears Following Arrival of Vessel from China 2020-02-15 [MUA]

Vessels from China Breaching 14-day Travel Ban Raise Coronavirus Fears 2020-02-15 [MUA]

Classroom ready? Not yet 2020-02-15 [AEU]

AMP’s planners facing hardship 2020-02-15 [FSU]

Unions fear foreign workers will lose their jobs over coronavirus travel ban extension 2020-02-15 [SBS]

Australian airline Jetstar set for 24-hour strike over low pay, poor working conditions 2020-02-14 [Xinhua]

Address by Simon Collins to 2020 Federal Council in Sydney 2020-02-14 [MEAA]

Jetstar staff to strike at Australian airports over union pay row 2020-02-14 [The West Australian]

Seasonal worker program faces fresh scrutiny after 70 workers found living in one house 2020-02-14 [ABC]

Union fights Qantas suspension over virus 2020-02-14 [Yahoo]

Jetstar faces new strike action by ground workers 2020-02-14 [Airline Ratings]

Jetstar crew to strike again over pay offer union says will keep them 'impoverished' 2020-02-14 [The Guardian]

Submissions to retirement income review expose super’s women problem 2020-02-13 [The New Daily]

Victoria How MasterChef's George Calombaris told staff they're out of a job 2020-02-13 [The Herald]

TWU and Aldi trade barbs over safety accusations 2020-02-13 [ATN]

Union fights Qantas suspension over virus 2020-02-13 [News.com]

Victoria Melbourne tram strike targets Australian GP 2020-02-13 [Yahoo]

'People are sick of it': Lambie to halt talks with government over union-busting bill 2020-02-13 [The Morning Herald]

Former postie reveals real reason Australia Post are not delivering your parcels 2020-02-13 [Yahoo]

Australian Capital Territory School cleaners celebrate success of ‘backsourcing’ their jobs 2020-02-12 [UWU]

Truckies to protest at Aldi as death toll from crashes spikes 2020-02-12 [TWU]

Victoria Union says Andrews knocked back super lift before calling for 15 per cent rule 2020-02-12 [The Age]

Government Votes of Give Banks More Say Over Super and Shirks Superannuation Commitment 2020-02-12 [ACTU]

Shameless conduct: ACTU turns up heat on fallen celebrity chef George Calombaris 2020-02-12 [The Australian]

Transport union attacks Aldi driver safety 2020-02-12 [Yahoo]

Tasmania 'Squatter-like' property owned by Burnie Mayor Steve Kons used to house Tongan workers 2020-02-12 [ABC]

Solidarity call by BWI with victims of Australian bushfires 2020-02-12 [BWI]

Farmers embrace free trade agreement with Indonesia – but there are fears for workers 2020-02-11 [The New Daily]

Elected reps convene for Federal Council 2020-02-11 [MEAA]

Launch of “Seafarer Connect” 2020-02-11 [MUA]

ACTU: Living Well After Work Submission 2020-02-11 [MUA]

Singapore Airlines bargaining update - ASU member survey 2020-02-11 [ASU]

Modern Molly 2020-02-11 [AEU]

Morrison threatens sick leave for shift workers & job security for permanent workers 2020-02-11 [ACTU]

Queensland Port of Gladstone: Tug boat maintenance under fire following engine explosions 2020-02-11 [MUA]

Administrators selling Calombaris venues 2020-02-11 [The Daily Telegraph]

New Brunswick NBU members to help fight wildfires in Australia 2020-02-10 [NUPGE]

Court punishes AWU for ‘unlawful’ action against members 2020-02-10 [My Business]

South Australia Worker’s leg amputated after Lot 14 accident 2020-02-10 [In Daily]

New South Wales NSW medical supply workers strike for a fair go 2020-02-10 [UWU]

Tasmania Exploitation of workers in NW 'one of the biggest cases' 2020-02-09 [The Advocate]

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