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Banking CEOs pay up 36 per cent as banks make billions by suppressing wages [ACTU] 2022-08-14

Western Australia Workers walk-off at Pfizer for a fair deal [UWU] 2022-08-12

Western Australia Public Sector Alliance Rally 17 August [UnionsWA] 2022-08-12

Mammoth Legal Action Lodged against McDonald’s operators [SDA] 2022-08-12

Secure jobs and a fair share for workers is an economy that works for people [Australian Unions] 2022-08-11

Pay Rise to Recognise Undervalued Aged Care Workforce [ANMF] 2022-08-10

Full and secure employment must be top economic goal [ACTU] 2022-08-10

ACTU pushes for caps on energy bills and a windfall tax on corporate profits ahead of jobs summit [The Guardian] 2022-08-10

We need a new approach to make Australia’s economy fair for workers [Australian Unions] 2022-08-09

ACTU welcomes action on EBA terminations [ACTU] 2022-08-08

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Today's labour news


Banking CEOs pay up 36 per cent as banks make billions by suppressing wages 2022-08-14 [ACTU]

Labor vows to prioritise Australian jobs as it eyes migration boost 2022-08-14 [The Guardian]

Labor to bring in tens of thousands more migrants as it eyes bargain with union movement 2022-08-14 [The Morning Herald]

Family violence leave law milestone: The result of decades of activism 2022-08-13 [Green Left Weekly]

Western Australia Workers walk-off at Pfizer for a fair deal 2022-08-12 [UWU]

South Australia Parking fees: health workers in city-wide stoppage 2022-08-12 [UWU]

Victoria Govt commitment to fair jobs welcomed 2022-08-12 [UWU]

Western Australia Public Sector Alliance Rally 17 August 2022-08-12 [UnionsWA]

Restore fuel tax credits to save supply chains: transport industry alliance 2022-08-12 [TWU]

New South Wales Families of UberEATS riders killed in 2020 launch workers compensation cases 2022-08-12 [TWU]

AWU conference moves to pursue new crackdown on PALM visa unfairness 2022-08-12 [AWU]

Compulsory training of Australians should be a condition for migrant hires: AWU plan 2022-08-12 [AWU]

AWU to develop national bargaining strategy 2022-08-12 [AWU]

AWU calls for action in growing gas crisis 2022-08-12 [AWU]

Mastermyne safety review a joke that exposes dangers in labour hire system 2022-08-12 [MEU]

Miners determined to pursue vote to leave CFMMEU 2022-08-12 [MEU]

  JOB   HACSU is hiring: Area Organiser 2022-08-12 [HACSU]

Victoria Life Without Barriers: Concerns over CardHero app 2022-08-12 [HACSU]

Reporting on climate: resources for journalists 2022-08-12 [MEAA]

Vale Ted Murphy 2022-08-12 [NTEU]

Victoria Legal action against University of Melbourne highlights wider problem 2022-08-12 [NTEU]

Victoria Union scores massive win in fight for arts degrees and university jobs 2022-08-12 [NTEU]

Northern Territory Darwin Port workers resolve to take strike action against rogue employer 2022-08-12 [MUA]

CFMEU condemns Dutton’s attacks 2022-08-12 [MUA]

Master Builders’ ABCC report exposed as worthless 2022-08-12 [CFMEU]

Not just mining magnates: Corporate profiteering is happening in your industry too 2022-08-12 [Australian Unions]

Northern Territory Darwin Port wage dispute escalates to FWC, port workers to strike 2022-08-12 [DCN]

‘Quiet quitting’ shows hustle culture for what it really is: sexist and exploitative 2022-08-12 [Australian Unions]

Western Australia Pfizer's Perth employees strike over pay offers 2022-08-12 [HRD]

Why workers need to know about the ‘productivity’ problem 2022-08-12 [Australian Unions]

SDA seeks $250m compensation from McDonald's operators who allegedly denied paid breaks to Australian workers 2022-08-12 [ABC]

Mammoth Legal Action Lodged against McDonald’s operators 2022-08-12 [SDA]

Fast Food Workers Union Hauls SA McDonald’s To Federal Court Over Claims Of Wage Theft 2022-08-12 [Triple M]

Union launches court case seeking up to $250m from McDonald’s Australia for alleged unpaid wages 2022-08-12 [The Guardian]

New South Wales Trains strikes could continue into September amid government and union dispute 2022-08-11 [The News]

Western Australia Groups join together to sign WA Nuclear Free Charter against uranium mining 2022-08-11 [The West Australian]

Secure jobs and a fair share for workers is an economy that works for people 2022-08-11 [Australian Unions]

Qantas Engineers Vote For One Minute Strike Action From Late August 2022-08-11 [Simple Flying]

New South Wales New compensation bid for the families of Uber Eats delivery riders killed in Sydney 2022-08-11 [The Guardian]

Union calls for compulsory training of Australians as condition for 'migrant hires' 2022-08-11 [HRD]

Victoria ACTU presses for radical overhaulof economic structures to boost jobs 2022-08-10 [The Age]

Pay Rise to Recognise Undervalued Aged Care Workforce 2022-08-10 [ANMF]

Full and secure employment must be top economic goal 2022-08-10 [ACTU]

ACTU pushes for caps on energy bills and a windfall tax on corporate profits ahead of jobs summit 2022-08-10 [The Guardian]

Western Australia Workers at Pfizer Australian manufacturing site the latest to walk out in labor dispute protests 2022-08-10 [Endpoints News]

New South Wales Forum held on why NSW public sector workers should strike 2022-08-09 [City Hub]

On aged care salaries, underpaying workers is costing us dearly 2022-08-09 [MSN]

We need a new approach to make Australia’s economy fair for workers 2022-08-09 [Australian Unions]

ACTU welcomes action on EBA terminations 2022-08-08 [ACTU]

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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]