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Woolworths workers win wage parity after lockout 2020-08-07 [Green Left Weekly]

Striking Woolworths workers return to work after 10 per cent pay rise offer 2020-08-06 [The Morning Herald]

550 Woolworths workers on an indefinite lock out 2020-08-06 [CCN]

Woolworths workers locked out in bid for wage parity 2020-08-02 [Green Left Weekly]

Bulk carrier detained after seafarers intimidated, underpaid and forced to sail for 14 months 2020-08-01 [MUA]

Union EBA delivers 10% pay rise and income protection for tree trimmers 2020-07-30 [ETU]

Regional retail workers call for city travellers to mask up 2020-07-29 [Echo]

Museum of Contemporary Art accused of 'toxic culture' in workplace stoush 2020-07-26 [The Morning Herald]

500 Woolworths workers walk off for pay equality and secure work 2020-07-24 [UWU]

AWU supporting workers devastated by Sydney factory fire 2020-07-23 [AWU]

AWU Members at Tomago Aluminium raise over $2 million in the last 30 years 2020-07-23 [AWU]

Relaxing of lockout laws reckless for Newcastle 2020-07-06 [NSWNMA]

Green Ban on Parramatta Powerhouse sites 2020-07-05 [CFMMEU]

Hospitality union says jail dodgy NSW bosses 2020-06-18 [UWU]

We need permanent firefighting positions and funding to keep the state safe 2020-06-15 [AWU]

NSW finally respects and recognises the role of our engineers 2020-06-08 [Professionals Australia]

Paramedics, nurses take action over ‘insulting’ pay freeze pledge 2020-06-02 [The New Daily]

Billing ban from paramedics as public servants fight wage freeze 2020-06-02 [The Morning Herald]

Gladys Berejiklian announces 12-month wage freeze for NSW public sector workers 2020-05-27 [SBS]

Nurses and midwives say they should not be asked to more for less 2020-05-27 [Green Left Weekly]

Worker safety must be at the forefront of re-opening NSW hospitality 2020-05-24 [UWU]

'Give us bloody masks': union calls for Covid-19 protection for public transport workers 2020-05-21 [The Guardian]

Newcastle maritime workers provide support to those hardest hit by COVID-19 crisis 2020-05-20 [MUA]

Video: Police arrest doctor for holding up sign supporting refugees 2020-05-16 [Green Left Weekly]

Sydney airport T2 on workers shut out of Jobkeeper 2020-05-15 [TWU]

Jack Mundy, union leader and environmental activist dies, aged 90 2020-05-14 [Guardian Australia]

How Jack Mundy and his mates saved Sydney 2020-05-12 [Sydney Morning Herald]

Nurses fighting Covid-19 left out in the cold by wage freeze 2020-05-13 [NSWNMA]

Wage freeze sours International Nurses Day 2020-05-13 [NSWNMA]

'Suck it up': Nurses, teachers facing wage freeze in COVID-19 crisis 2020-05-12 [9 News]

How the AWU is Helping to Keep WestConnex Workers Safe from COVID-19 2020-05-08 [AWU]

Port Kembla steelworks accident kills 59yo worker, BlueScope shuts site 2020-05-06 [The New Daily]

Sydney Airport staff miss out on JobKeeper 2020-05-05 [UWU]

Major NSW Government contractor ripping off school cleaners: court case lodged 2020-05-05 [UWU]

Sydney laundry condemned for standing down migrant workers ineligible for jobkeeper 2020-04-30 [The Guardian]

Rocla’s lazy decision to shut viable factory breaks western Sydney hearts 2020-04-23 [AWU]

SafeWork NSW building walls to kill your right to know about worker safety on Hunter construction sites 2020-04-23 [The Herald]

NSW’s back-to-school plan ‘near impossible’: teachers 2020-04-22 [The New Daily]

When and how schools should be reopening 2020-04-22 [The Mercury]

40 per cent increase in public transport workers being spat on in March 2020-04-19 [ABC]

Port Botany stevedoring company exposes workers to coronavirus and hides positive test 2020-04-07 [MUA]

Port Botany stevedore exposes workers to coronavirus and hides positive test 2020-04-06 [MUA]

No more cuts to cleaning in NSW, coronavirus boost must be permanent 2020-04-02 [UWU]

Sydney news: Student emergency response workers 'may put lives at risk', as coronavirus measures continue 2020-03-31 [ABC]

The case for a Young Workers Centre in NSW 2020-03-29 [Honi Soit]

Car cavalcade protests ferry worker sackings 2020-03-28 [Green Left Weekly]

NSW Port Authority warned by union in January of ‘gaping hole’ in coronavirus biosecurity checks 2020-03-26 [The Guardian]

STATEMENT BY THE CFMEU C&G DIVISION NSW DIVISIONAL BRANCH 2020-03-22 [CFMMEU]

School cleaning – years of government cost-cutting has put school communities at risk in the coronavirus outbreak 2020-03-19 [UWU]

Coronavirus quarantine raises questions about annual leave and workers rights 2020-03-11 [ABC]

This month in labour history

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]

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]

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]