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UFU media release 2020-01-16 [UFU]

CFMEU hits Victorian Labor with robocalls over timber betrayal 2019-12-24 [CFMMEU]

Businesses, unions climate action call 2019-12-18 [Yahoo]

Blue collar workers jobs sold down the drain by Premier’s deal with the Greens 2019-12-17 [CFMMEU]

Judge upholds magistrate's decision not to jail man who attacked paramedics 2019-12-16 [ABC]

The right sort of teacher 2019-12-13 [AEU]

Migrant workers accuse pizza maker of $1 million wage theft 2019-12-04 [SBS]

Melbourne Della Rosa pizza workers claim they were underpaid $1 million 2019-12-04 [7 News]

'Treated like animals': Melbourne pizza maker workers lodge underpayments claim 2019-12-04 [The Morning Herald]

'Treated like animals': Melbourne pizza maker workers lodge underpayments claim 2019-12-03 [The Age]

Hakeem al-Araibi Confirmed as Football Victoria’s Full-Time Community and Human Rights Advocate 2019-12-02 [PFA]

HSU National welcomes the findings and recommendations contained in the Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System 2019-11-29 [HSU]

Bereaved families to remind Legislative Council: Workplace manslaughter laws will save lives. 2019-11-25 [We Are Union]

Transport workers’ Union case against Uber opens before fair work full bench 2019-11-18 [TWU]

Justice for the bereaved. Protection for workers 2019-11-16 [We Are Union]

MP fined $20k over union memberships 2019-11-12 [The Herald]

University of Melbourne staff to stage second rally for casual rights on 8 November 2019-11-09 [NTEU]

'Heartless, stupid': CFMMEU lashes Andrews over native logging ban 2019-11-09 [The Australian]

Government forestry announcement a “kick in guts for timber workers and timber 2019-11-09 [CFMMEU]

Melb Crown casino workers call off strike 2019-11-01 [The West Australian]

Woolies worker says he’s owed up to $30K 2019-10-31 [The Telegraph]

Crown Melbourne workers planning two-hour Friday strike 2019-10-29 [WCD]

Crown Casino to be hit with Friday night strike 2019-10-28 [Sydney Morning Herald]

John Setka abandons challenge to his expulsion from Labor party 2019-10-23 [The Guardian]

“We need to act together to help me get my act together” 2019-10-21 [SafetyAtWorkBlog]

Fifty years of classroom fun and learning 2019-10-22 [AEU]

Union fights Vic Labor government pay cap 2019-10-22 [The Australian]

Victorian aged care facility rostering five staff to more than 100 patients, royal commission hears 2019-10-16 [ABC]

Victorian aged care facility rostering five staff to more than 100 patients, Royal Commission hears 2019-10-16 [ABC]

White supremacist concert in Melbourne cannot be stopped , Premier says 2019-10-16 [ABC]

'Disaster': Union boss slams private sector involvement in VicRoads 2019-10-15 [The Age]

Crown Casino staff to strike in Melbourne 2019-10-15 [Now]

50 Years And Still Going Strong! 2019-10-10 [AEU]

Don't work for hate groups, Trades Hall says amid terror listing calls 2019-10-08 [The Age]

Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre lockdown set to be lifted after talks between union, justice department 2019-10-08 [ABC]

Massive wage underpayment at major recycler a national disgrace 2019-10-06 [Melbourne Age]

Crown Casino workers threaten to strike if demands not met 2019-10-02 [CasinoBuzz]

Fair Work Ombudsman launches action against Barry Cafe over underpayment allegations 2019-09-26 [ABC]

Striking Fenner Dunlop workers join global climate protest 2019-09-20 [ABC]

More than 100,000 gather in Melbourne as the world begins climate demonstrations 2019-09-20 [CNN]

Action intensifies 2019-09-19 [The Express]

Premier’s 11.8% salary increase a stark contrast to 2% rise offered to police, paramedics and train drivers 2019-09-19 [The Guardian]

Two unpaid hospitality workers won in court but they are still waiting for their wages 2019-09-17 [ABC]

Brewery workers show what 'full strength' really means 2019-09-16 [United Voice]

Landmark win for owner drivers 2019-09-13 [TWU]

Threat to deport Biloela family sparks week of protests 2019-09-06 [Green Left Weekly]

Second State in Australia approves registration requirement for engineers 2019-08-29 [CCE]

Melbourne's tram network set to grind to halt amid driver strike 2019-08-29 [7 News]

Premier Daniel Andrews urges prosecutors to appeal after paramedic attacker avoids jail 2019-08-28 [ABC]

John Setka legal fight against ALP thrown out 2019-08-27 [The New Daily]

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]