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Union wants Brisbane Metro jobs but council says city lacks the skills 2019-12-03 [The Times]

Head chef cooks up union wins! 2019-12-02 [UWU]

Time QLD mining bosses held to account with industrial manslaughter laws 2019-12-02 [CFMMEU]

Cooler classrooms create safer environments and improve learning 2019-11-29 [UWU]

'Industrial manslaughter' laws will be rolled out to cover Queensland mining industry, but Jack Gerdes' family wants more action 2019-11-29 [ABC]

Cut to penalty rates hits women hardest in Cairns, says Green 2019-11-26 [The Post]

McDonald's franchise owner taken to court for alleged 'cruel and inhumane' working conditions 2019-11-26 [The Herald]

Seven Mine, Quarry Workers Have Died In Queensland Since Mid-2018 2019-11-26 [10 Daily]

Miner killed working underground at Carborough Downs site 2019-11-26 [ABC]

Gameloft Brisbane Lays Off 15 Employees Just Before Christmas 2019-11-22 [Kotaku]

Racism and bullying festers at Youfoodz Brisbane plant 2019-11-16 [UWU]

Building unions in verbal stoush 2019-11-12 [The Australian]

Unions welcome 3 per cent boost in state wage case decision 2019-11-09 [Queensland Unions]

Permanent health win! 2019-10-22 [United Voice]

Unions gravely concerned at protest laws 2019-10-13 [Queensland Unions]

Queensland's proposed anti-protest laws a 'slippery slope' to suppress unions 2019-10-11 [Guardian]

QLD Labour passes laws to arrest protestors like Sir Joh did to them when they were lefties 2019-10-11 [The Betoota Advocate]

ETU members tell Queensland Government to get moving on Just Transition, now For more info 2019-10-09 [ETU]

TGEN’s incompetent managers put Alice at risk of more blackouts: ETU For more info 2019-10-08 [ETU]

Cleaner reinstated after loss 2019-10-07 [United Voice]

Provisional Improvement Notice forces management to take WHS seriously in Brisbane 2019-09-30 [CPSU]

Big wins result in education wage boosts 2019-09-28 [United Voice]

Public sector pay sweetener is a bitter reminder of LNP’s poor record on wage growth 2019-09-25 [Queensland Unions]

Hair stylists share their stories 2019-09-23 [HSA]

Sacked Qld workers 'used as pawns': union 2019-09-20 [7 News]

Big bargaining win for aviation protection staff 2019-09-16 [United Voice]

Business manager says Islander workers are not smart enough to manage safety 2019-09-13 [The Guardian]

Ambos celebrate pay-day hat trick 2019-09-12 [United Voice]

Chinese ship detained at Brisbane port 2019-09-12 [7 News]

No money for robbed bus driver, bottomless bucket for free cabs 2019-09-04 [RTBU]

Brisbane councillor takes on City Hall and wins legal fight for CBD march 2019-08-27 [Brisbane Times]

Spike in microscopic dust levels has Moranbah residents thinking of leaving their town 2019-08-26 [abc]

Lunch with a side of spies: CityCat crews protest cameras in meal room 2019-08-23 [The Times]

Security Guards win $10k underpayment back! 2019-08-22 [United Voice]

Health and safety survey shows national action should follow Qld lead 2019-08-22 [Queensland Unions]

Dodgy operators get the boot! 2019-08-08 [United Voice]

Hyne Queensland members take a stand for future workers 2019-08-05 [CFMMEU]

Security Guard's unpaid wages won 2019-07-31 [United Voice]

Two Brisbane suburbs in Australia's worst three for wage complaints 2019-07-26 [The Times]

Police drop trespass charges against French reporter and crew arrested at Adani protest 2019-07-26 [ABC]

NTEU University of Queensland Branch Statement on Peaceful Protests on Campus 2019-07-25 [NTEU]

Wins starting to come through at the Casino 2019-07-24 [United Voice]

French journalists arrested while covering anti-Adani protest 2019-07-23 [SBS]

Education back pay under new EBA 2019-07-17 [United Voice]

Winning formula for Queensland ambos 2019-07-12 [United Voice]

Radiation therapy members win fair rosters 2019-07-12 [CPSU]

Unpaid indigenous workers to receive $190million settlement 2019-07-11 [SBS]

Mineworkers fear 'reprisals' for raising safety concerns amid spike in deaths 2019-07-10 [The Guardian]

Queensland Government wraps up crisis talks with mining industry after sixth death 2019-07-08 [ABC]

Mining workers union declares 'safety crisis' after string of incidents in 6 months 2019-07-08 [Xinhua]

This month in labour history

1-12-1948 The long ACTU-led campaign to win more time off for workers led to the imposition of the 40-hour work week and the 2-day weekend. [more]

15-12-1882 Tailoresses' Association of Melbourne, Australia's first women's trade union, established. [more]

17-12-1918 A march of members of the Australian Workers Union forces the resignation of the Administrator of the Northern Territory, John Gilruth. [more]

21-12-1916 The Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) are outlawed. [more]

23-12-1928 An industrial court decides that timber workers must increase their weekly working hours from 44 to 48, a decision that sparks a 6 month long strike. [more]

29-12-1884 Edward Theodore, founder of Amalgamated Workers’ Assn & forerunner of Australian Workers’ Union (AWU), is born. [more]

31-12-1968 John Smith Garden, Australian trade unionist & founding member of Communist Party of Australia, dies. [more]