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Victoria begins tracking workplace diseases and suicides 2020-07-02 [ACTU]

Protesters gather at Hawthorn East after workers assaulted 2020-07-01 [News]

Protestors gather at Hawthorn East after workers assaulted 2020-07-01 [The Australian]

State unions to launch legal action against ALP’s federal intervention into Victorian branch-stacking scandal 2020-06-30 [The Weekly Times]

Victory for Andrews Labor Government as anti-wage theft law is passed 2020-06-26 [Independent Australia]

Latrobe Valley paper mill locks out more than 100 workers in long-running industrial dispute 2020-06-22 [ABC]

United Workers Union welcomes the passing of wage theft sentences in Victoria 2020-06-18 [UWU]

Wage theft is a crime 2020-06-18 [We Are Union]

End the Rumours – Keep the Subs in SA 2020-06-13 [Professionals Australia]

Uni of Melbourne staff reject unfair offer 2020-06-12 [NTEU]

Ballarat workers rally for local potato processing jobs 2020-06-05 [The Courier]

University to shed hundreds of staff amid COVID-19 crisis 2020-05-26 [The New Daily]

University of Melbourne opts out of union deal despite loss of $400m due to coronavirus 2020-05-18 [The Guardian]

Push for building industry to trial easing of COVID-19 restrictions 2020-05-06 [The Times]

Container company loses non-union agreement on Webb Dock 2020-04-20 [Green Left Weekly]

Workers at VICT Reject Non-Union Enterprise Agreement 2020-04-13 [MUA]

Construction workers lash out at union over handling of pandemic 2020-04-13 [The Age]

COVID-19: Construction is safe and vital for recovery, Premier says 2020-04-08 [CFMMEU]

Thomas Mayor speaks to ABC Darwin on Ships breaching 14 day quarantine 2020-04-03 [MUA]

Wharfies stood down after refusing to unload ship in breach of 14-day quarantine 2020-04-03 [CFMMEU]

Wharfies unload Chinese ship after stand-off over coronavirus fears 2020-04-03 [The Age]

Dockworkers Stood Down For Refusing to Unload Chinese Ship, Citing Covid-19 Risk 2020-04-02 [The Epoch Times]

Melbourne wharf workers refuse to unload container feared to be coronavirus contaminated and are stood down 2020-04-01 [7 News]

Union pushes for 24-hour construction sites amid coronavirus 2020-03-28 [The Age]

Crisis talks as Melbourne's train, tram passenger numbers slump by 90% 2020-03-27 [The Times]

Timber turmoil: Gloves come off in fight for Victorian timber jobs 2020-03-10 [CFMMEU]

Timber industry on brink of collapse, warns union 2020-03-07 [CFMMEU]

Anti-wage theft laws coming but may not last long 2020-03-06 [Independent Australia]

Ambulance Agreement: Action on fair pay, safety and exposure to drugs 2020-03-05 [UWU]

International Women’s Day Protest at Melbourne Bakery 2020-03-05 [UWU]

Doctors and nurses at Melbourne hospital racially abused over coronavirus panic 2020-02-27 [Guardian Australia]

Derailled XPT-train would have been travelling slower under Victorian regulations, rail union says 2020-02-24 [ABC]

Goat Track: Train tragedy highlights systemic neglect of rail infrastructure 2020-02-24 [RTBU]

Speed restrictions could have prevented Wallan derailment: union 2020-02-23 [The Australian]

V/Line services threatened as rail workers refuse to work on toxic soil dump site 2020-02-18 [The Age]

How MasterChef's George Calombaris told staff they're out of a job 2020-02-13 [The Herald]

Melbourne tram strike targets Australian GP 2020-02-13 [Yahoo]

Union says Andrews knocked back super lift before calling for 15 per cent rule 2020-02-12 [The Age]

Dinner by Heston at Melbourne's Crown Casino underpaid staff by more than $4 million 2020-02-06 [ABC]

Dinner by Heston restaurant owes workers $4.5m after wage theft 2020-02-04 [The Morning Herald]

Dinner by Heston at Melbourne's Crown Casino underpaid staff by more than $4 million 2020-02-04 [ABC]

Melbourne set to be choked by smoke again, sparking union directive to workers 2020-01-30 [3AW]

Melbourne tram strike to hit Australian Open 2020-01-28 [7 News]

Metro train drivers stood down over South Yarra track dispute 2020-01-27 [Melbourne Age]

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]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

3-07-1892 A 6,000 strong meeting calls for immediate strike action at Broken Hill as miners' previous agreements with employers expire. [more]

16-07-1986 The mining community of Moura was hit with disaster when a massive explosion at No. 4 mine claimed 12 lives. [more]

27-07-1917 A mass meeting of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers in Sydney votes to strike against the introduction of a time card system. [more]