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ASU forces Government backflip on aviation funding – A big win for Qantas workers [ASU] 2021-08-04

Rossato decision means Scott Morrison has nowhere left to hide and must act on insecure work [ACTU] 2021-08-04

New South Wales After industrial action Westmead Hospital cleaners win PPE [Green Left Weekly] 2021-08-03

TWU slams ‘utter confusion’ as Qantas stands down 2,500 workers [TWU] 2021-08-03

Tasmania ACTU throws support behind locked out Tasmanian McCain food workers [ACTU] 2021-07-31

‘Watershed moment’ for 2000 Qantas workers as court rules against Qantas on outsourcing [TWU] 2021-07-30

TWU members win outsourcing case against Qantas [ACTU] 2021-07-30

Qantas axed 2,000 ground-handling jobs partly because of union ties, court rules [The Guardian] 2021-07-30

200 truck drivers killed since road safety tribunal abolished [TWU] 2021-07-28

Undervalued and overworked [AEU] 2021-07-28

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Today's labour news


High Court stymies leave pay for casuals 2021-08-04 [The New Daily]

Government Procurement should be Aussie Made 2021-08-04 [AWU]

Time to pull the trigger on spiralling gas prices 2021-08-04 [AWU]

New South Wales Andrew Harrison – AWU Gold Member 2021-08-04 [AWU]

ASU forces Government backflip on aviation funding – A big win for Qantas workers 2021-08-04 [ASU]

National Australia Bank rejects covid leave 2021-08-04 [FSU]

Rossato decision means Scott Morrison has nowhere left to hide and must act on insecure work 2021-08-04 [ACTU]

New South Wales Sydney supermarket staff fear abuse after NSW Police demands stores do more to enforce coronavirus rules 2021-08-04 [News]

New South Wales Stood-down workers call for more income support 2021-08-04 [GLW]

New South Wales After industrial action Westmead Hospital cleaners win PPE 2021-08-03 [Green Left Weekly]

TWU slams ‘utter confusion’ as Qantas stands down 2,500 workers 2021-08-03 [TWU]

Thousands of workers left in the lurch as Morrison refuses to clarify which aviation workers will receive support 2021-08-03 [ACTU]

Labor and TWU slam stop-gap support for aviation sector 2021-08-03 [The Star]

'Eighteen months of hell': Union calls for support after Qantas stands down 2500 workers 2021-08-03 [9 News]

Qantas and Jetstar stand down 2,500 staff for two months due to border closures 2021-08-03 [The Guardian]

2,500 Qantas and Jetstar Workers Stood Down 2021-08-03 [Hit Network]

TWU slams aviation support announcement & calls for conditions for companies 2021-08-02 [TWU]

Uber drivers from Sydney and Melbourne have launched legal action to prove they are employees, hoping to emulate a landmark UK win 2021-08-02 [Business Insider]

New South Wales Union car convoy calls for more income support 2021-08-02 [Green Left Weekly]

New South Wales Police crackdown targets unionist's convoy demanding income support through Sydney lockdown 2021-08-02 [Solidarity]

Retailers and Retail Workers call for JobKeeper 2.0 and Rent Relief 2021-07-31 [SDA]

Thomas Deng: Olympics will be an experience we will carry with us forever 2021-07-31 [PFA]

Cbus delivers record returns 2021-07-31 [ETU]

South Australia Vale Toni Prochazka 2021-07-31 [CPSU]

Calls for nurse practitioners to be utilised in COVID vaccination roll-out 2021-07-31 [ANMF]

Tasmania Union to challenge McCain lockout 2021-07-31 [AMWU]

Tasmania ACTU throws support behind locked out Tasmanian McCain food workers 2021-07-31 [ACTU]

Northern Territory Marina workers' exposure to COVID-19 case on yacht sparks call to move Darwin's international arrival point 2021-07-31 [ABC]

Queensland mayor issues historic apology over blackbirding slavery of Pacific Islanders 2021-07-31 [ABC]

Qantas vows to appeal outsourcing court ruling 2021-07-30 [The New Daily]

New South Wales Teachers oppose return to school as COVID rages 2021-07-30 [The New Daily]

New South Wales Bookshop retreats from locking out workers, new agreement made 2021-07-30 [Green Left Weekly]

‘Watershed moment’ for 2000 Qantas workers as court rules against Qantas on outsourcing 2021-07-30 [TWU]

TWU members win outsourcing case against Qantas 2021-07-30 [ACTU]

Centrelink workers are bearing the brunt of administering new, complicated disaster payments 2021-07-30 [ACTU]

Western Australia Roy Hill labour hire deal quashed: iron ore drivers set to bargain for better deal 2021-07-30 [CFMMEU]

Qantas axed 2,000 ground-handling jobs partly because of union ties, court rules 2021-07-30 [The Guardian]

Qantas loses Transport Workers' Union's ground crew outsourcing challenge in the Federal Court 2021-07-30 [ABC]

Union wins landmark case over Qantas’ job outsourcing 2021-07-30 [The West Australian]

Federal Court rules against Qantas outsourcing 2021-07-30 [CAPA]

Blue Scope Record Record Profits ! 2021-07-29 [AWU]

New South Wales Tug operator Svitzer rips up secure port jobs 2021-07-29 [ACTU]

Queensland “Losing control': Queensland teachers report being assaulted or exposed to workplace violence at least once a day 2021-07-29 [Sky]

Tasmania Unions Tasmania's Jessica Munday says lower wages hurt economy 2021-07-29 [The Advocate]

Laws to protect critical infrastructure are attack on workers: ACTU 2021-07-29 [The Morning Herald]

Victoria 'Essential worker hero' shelf stackers in pay dispute with Woolworths 2021-07-29 [The Age]

New South Wales Food supply chain at risk as COVID takes root in workplaces across Sydney 2021-07-28 [UWU]

Dictator Qantas ignores pay issue with vaccination 2021-07-28 [TWU]

Court ruling in truckie underpayment case shows need for industry reform 2021-07-28 [TWU]

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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]

22-08-1966 200 aboriginal workers walk off the job in Wave Hill to back their demand for pay equality with white workers. The strike runs for 9 years and expands to include a demand for the return of stolen land. [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]

25-08-1989 All 1640 domestic airline pilots, organized by the AFAP, resign to back their pay claim. TWU members refuse to refuel RAAF planes being used to break the pilots. [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]