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'Systemic' underpayment of community and social services workers revealed in UNSW report

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Australia 'Systemic' underpayment of community and social services workers revealed in UNSW report [ABC] 23-05-2024

Australia ‘An absolutely appalling way to do business.’: Workers union secretary reacts to Telstra’s job cuts [3AW] 21-05-2024

Australia Victoria Nurses and midwives reject new pay offer in shock decision [The Morning Herald] 21-05-2024

Australia Dutton’s plan: remove workers’ rights, drive down wages and rob the next generation of a decent retirement [ACTU] 19-05-2024

Australia A good Budget for workers [Australian Unions] 15-05-2024

Australia Workers’ real wages grow more in past year than under 10 years of the Coalition [ACTU] 15-05-2024

Australia Working people win higher wages and cost-of-living relief in Budget 2024 [ACTU] 15-05-2024

Australia Public services on the mend as rebuilding continues [CPSU] 15-05-2024

Australia Early childhood wage increase welcome – and ‘desperately needed’ [UWU] 15-05-2024

Australia Wage rises and super on parental leave a big support for working women and care industries [ACTU] 13-05-2024


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Underpaid social workers are leaving the sector as Australia grapples with domestic violence crisis 2024-05-23 [Women's Agenda]

Queensland Workers' union calls on Queensland Government to stamp out hospital violence 2024-05-23 [PSNews]

South Australia Union calls for submarine builder CEO to get the sack 2024-05-23 [In Daily]

'Systemic' underpayment of community and social services workers revealed in UNSW report 2024-05-23 [ABC]

South Australia ASC puts new pay offer on the table as unions call for executive’s head 2024-05-23 [Defence Connect]

Victoria Hours cut, wages halved: cleaners speak out at Victorian labor conference 2024-05-21 [UWU]

Illegally sacked workers return to court as qantas attempts to deny them a dollar of compensation 2024-05-21 [TWU]

Victoria Nurses and midwives reject new pay offer in shock decision 2024-05-21 [The Morning Herald]

ALDI workers vote to reject ALDI’s dud pay deal in landmark vote 2024-05-21 [SDA]

‘Catastrophic failure of safety systems’ 2024-05-21 [MEU]

HACSU resolutions see success at Victorian Labor Party's State Conference 2024-05-21 [HACSU]

Building women’s careers in male-dominated industries 2024-05-21 [ETU]

Do a trade, save the planet 2024-05-21 [ETU]

New Energy Apprenticeship Program Expansion 2024-05-21 [ETU]

South Australia MUA joins broad coalition of community groups rallying against SA anti-protest laws 2024-05-21 [MUA]

MUA calls for more women to take up the challenge of a life at sea or on the waterfront 2024-05-21 [MUA]

New powers for nurse practitioners, midwives to provide quality care 2024-05-21 [ANMF]

The power of truth telling 2024-05-21 [AEU]

Westpac time-keeping systems must address severe understaffing and excessive workloads 2024-05-21 [FSU]

Tasmania Unions unite in Tassie dairy workers fight over mainland wage disparity 2024-05-21 [AMWU]

ACTU seeks to strengthen right to disconnect, as Dutton promises to abolish it 2024-05-21 [ACTU]

‘An absolutely appalling way to do business.’: Workers union secretary reacts to Telstra’s job cuts 2024-05-21 [3AW]

Telstra to sack 2,800 workers as part of cost-cutting measures 2024-05-21 [ABC]

‘Hired and fired by algorithm’ Workers union urges regulation of AI after Telstra job losses 2024-05-21 [The West Australian]

Workers should be front and centre of AI regulations, says ACTU 2024-05-21 [ACTU]

Western Australia Unions demand State minimum wage lifts by $67 a week, as cost of living pressures mount 2024-05-20 [The West Australian]

New South Wales Unions push for more in $3.6b pay deal for NSW workers 2024-05-20 [The Leader]

New South Wales State government offers public sector workers 10.5 per cent pay rise over three years 2024-05-20 [ABC]

ACTU calls on Dutton to rule out changes to workplace laws that are boosting wage growth 2024-05-19 [ACTU]

Unions win stronger laws that will improve health and safety for offshore oil and gas workers 2024-05-19 [ACTU]

Dutton’s plan: remove workers’ rights, drive down wages and rob the next generation of a decent retirement 2024-05-19 [ACTU]

Call to change bargaining laws as Sephora ‘sidesteps’ union 2024-05-19 [AFR]

Unions and aged care peak clash over timing of wage increases 2024-05-19 [Inside Ageing]

Victoria Nurses open beds after pay agreement with government 2024-05-17 [Canberra Times]

Whistleblower jailed for nearly six years for media leaks 2024-05-16 [IFJ]

Early educators today welcomed Federal Labor’s Budget commitment to address sector-wide low pay in the female-dominated industry 2024-05-15 [UWU]

Early childhood wage increase welcome – and ‘desperately needed’ 2024-05-15 [UWU]

AWU backs in nation-building Labor budget 2024-05-15 [AWU]

Virtual elimination of HIV transmission within reach after Budget 2024-05-15 [The Scarlet Alliance]

Workers lucky to be alive after automated Rio Tinto iron ore train derailment 2024-05-15 [MEU]

Job security the top priority in Anglo coal sell-off 2024-05-15 [MEU]

Western Australia Have you performed interpreting work for the Western Australian government? 2024-05-15 [Professionals Australia]

Palestine University action and solidarity with Gaza: Supporting human rights and academic freedom 2024-05-15 [NTEU]

Federal budget first step in desperately needed university reform 2024-05-15 [NTEU]

Public services on the mend as rebuilding continues 2024-05-15 [CPSU]

Budget delivers welcome funding for health and aged care 2024-05-15 [ANMF]

Working people win higher wages and cost-of-living relief in Budget 2024 2024-05-15 [ACTU]

Workers’ real wages grow more in past year than under 10 years of the Coalition 2024-05-15 [ACTU]

Thousands of Aussies workers to get 'deserved' pay rise 2024-05-15 [Yahoo]

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This month in labour history


1-05-1946 Eight hundred Aboriginal workers walk-off twenty-seven sheep stations in Western Australia, beginning the Pilbara strike that lasts until 1949. [more]

3-05-1927 The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is founded [more]

15-05-1905 The Merchant Service Guild of Australasia became the first trade union to be registered under the Australian Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904 [more]

16-05-1891 Henry Lawson's poem 'Freedom on the Wallaby', written during the great sheep shearers' strike, is published in The Worker newspaper. [more]