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Gladstone port workers protest against sham contracting 2020-01-20 [MUA]

Curragh mineworker fatality a tragic start to 2020 2020-01-13 [CFMMEU]

Worker killed at Queensland’s Curragh mine 2020-01-13 [News.com]

Solidarity with all those affected by our bushfire crisis 2020-01-08 [Queensland Unions]

Cook Colliery closure a double blow for casual workers 2019-12-24 [CFMMEU]

Workers urged to check wages over Christmas break 2019-12-19 [Queensland Unions]

Cook Colliery shut down by Bounty Mining receivers, union says workers in the dark 2019-12-18 [ABC]

QCU heads into 2020 with new leadership team and renewed focus 2019-12-10 [Queensland Unions]

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]

This month in labour history

2-01-1879 Sacked Austrialian seamen return to work after a six week strike, with the promise of re-employment over the next two years. [more]

3-01-1974 Forty four Victoria Street squatters, including BLF activist Joe Owens, are arrested as property developers try to clear the area for the construction of three skyscrapers. [more]

14-01-1929 600 union dock workers rushed the scab-filled Mareeba steamship in Port Adelaide. Scabs and police fought the workers, who retaliated with stones, injuring 30 scabs. One scab began shooting into the crowd but was not arrested. [more]

18-01-1929 800 women - mostly the wives of striking Port Adelaide workers - began a march in support of their husbands. The women, many with their children marched to the port to confront scabs, and fought back when attacked by police. [more]

31-01-1912 A general strike begins in Brisbane in support of thousands of tramworkers sacked for wearing union badges. [more]