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Fight blows up over offshore worker long service leave 2019-12-11 [ENB]

Murdoch University to take whistleblower to Federal Court 2019-12-10 [NTEU]

New Transperth trains revealed for Metronet expansion to be built in Perth under $1.3 billion deal 2019-12-10 [ABC]

Wage theft action needed 2019-12-08 [UnionsWA]

NTEU asks Murdoch Senate to act to stop legal action against Gerd Schroeder-Turk 2019-12-04 [NTEU]

Modern work safety Bill welcomed 2019-11-29 [UnionsWA]

ABS data: discrimination damning 2019-11-29 [Unions WA]

Draft WA workplace safety laws 'don't go far enough' 2019-11-28 [Today]

Travel allowance win follows CPSU action in WA 2019-11-19 [CPSU]

‘300’ join picket line at Crown Perth 2019-11-05 [WS Weekly]

pledge to tackle truck driver training shortcomings 2019-10-31 [ATN]

Crown Perth workers to join strike during busy spring carnival season 2019-10-29 [Today]

Education union WA hit with bullying, 'hazardous workplace' claims ... by another union 2019-10-28 [Today]

TAFE Fee Relief Welcome 2019-10-21 [Unions WA]

Murdoch University attempts to “shoot the messenger” 2019-10-13 [NTEU]

Permanency win for Hospital Staff! 2019-10-10 [United Voice]

WA members fight for trivia honours! 2019-09-30 [CPSU]

Home Affairs: Perth Admin Team Force Workload Consultation With Management 2019-09-30 [CPSU]

The ghost list: Foster kids languishing in a 'broken' system 2019-09-27 [Today]

Laurie Dodd escape was result of WA prison contractor breaking 'absolute principle': Minister 2019-09-24 [ABC]

Thousands of Perth protestors demand climate action at global strike 2019-09-20 [Today]

New WA mining boom brings automation to the fore, but the unions aren't happy 2019-09-09 [ABC]

New Fremantle Traffic Bridge will separate rail freight from passenger trains 2019-09-04 [RTBU]

'It's not fair. It's not right': rider takes Deliveroo to court 2019-08-27 [Today]

Feedback wanted for WA’s new Work Health and Safety regulations 2019-08-27 [Mirage]

New safety measures welcome 2019-08-26 [Unions WA]

Job search data needs action 2019-08-26 [Unions WA]

Union settles unpaid wages dispute 2019-08-21 [Community News]

Teachers want pay hike as they reject blanket $1000 increase 2019-07-30 [The Morning Herald]

Teachers' union demands 'reasonable pay increase' 2019-07-30 [Education HQ]

Unions question jobs focus as Albemarle hits back at claims 2019-07-30 [The West Australian]

PM lashes union ‘thugs’ at WA conference 2019-07-27 [The Australian]

MasterChef judge George Calombaris axed as face of WA tourism after underpayment scandal 2019-07-22 [ABC]

Wharfies continue strike in Fremantle 2019-07-20 [The West Australian]

Residents near Albemarle's WA lithium refinery fear jobs are going to city workers 2019-07-15 [ABC]

Safety of security staff at Peel Health Campus questioned 2019-07-10 [The Mail]

Asbestos discovery stops work at Woodside's Karratha gas plant 2019-07-10 [Today]

Restaurant Slammed For Using GoFundMe To Pay Unpaid Staff 2019-07-02 [10 Daily]

East Perth eatery using Go-Fund-Me to pay unpaid staff 2019-07-02 [United Voice]

New union ‘holiday’ upsets WA Police Union 2019-06-25 [The West Australian]

Government's public holiday sweetener a 'dirty deal': Harvey 2019-06-24 [Today]

Union leader hits back after Premier labels him a 'coward in hiding' 2019-06-18 [The Times]

Setka tension could split factional alliance between WA Labor unions 2019-06-17 [Today]

Pay decision not enough for living costs 2019-06-14 [Unions WA]

'Important win' - Union laud Fair Work decision as contract battle with Alcoa rumbles on 2019-06-12 [The Mail]

'Not worth the paper it's printed on': Police union boss rubbishes WA government's pay offer 2019-06-11 [Today]

Kwinana BP Refinery staff fight pay cuts 2019-06-11 [The West Australian]

Monadelphous workers suffer low morale, AWU-MUA alliance survey shows 2019-05-29 [The West Australian]

Union shocked at Perth Donut King alleged wage theft 2019-05-27 [The Morning Herald]

ABS: WA pay rises lowest in nation 2019-05-17 [Unions WA]

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]