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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]

Nurses hope colleague getting stabbed in neck doesn’t just prompt 'another talk fest' 2019-05-17 [Today]

Violence in hospitals: Union calls for summit to deal with assaults on staff 2019-05-17 [7 News]

Union row brews as WA Government stands firm on public service wage cap amid budget surplus 2019-05-12 [ABC]

WA poll: Working people want a plan on pay, secure work 2019-05-12 [Unions WA]

Murdoch Chancellor refuses to guarantee jobs of whistleblowers 2019-05-12 [NTEU]

Union officials face court for disrupting work on Sydney Metro project 2019-04-26 [Today]

Building Cop Goes After CFMEU on Perth Airport Rail Link 2019-04-24 [Sourceable]

Union trio to face court over 'tummy bug' strike on Forrestfield-Airport Link project 2019-04-23 [The Morning Herald]

MEAA says WA losing vital news coverage 2019-04-18 [MEAA]

WA latest state to take on gender pay gap battle, with ECEC firmly in their sights 2019-04-15 [The Sector]

FIFO contractors lose travel pay from BHP 2019-04-13 [The West Australian]

FIFO Code: People Before Profits 2019-04-09 [Unions WA]

Perth Rally to Change The Rules 2019-04-09 [Unions WA]

“They’ve had a lot of deaths on the job and they still haven’t bothered to change”: AMWU 2019-04-02 [6PR]

Privatisation Unmasked 2019-03-26 [Unions WA]

A Win Won Back! 2019-03-25 [United Voice]

A snapshot of recent events ... 2019-03-20 [CPSU]

Gastro outbreak at outback FIFO mining camp 2019-03-16 [ABC]

CPSUCSA demanding WA Government break pay rise cap 2019-03-10 [The West Australian]

Transperth bus drivers set to walk off over wage dispute with contract employer Transdev 2019-02-07 [News.com]

How mesothelioma devastated this indiginous community in the Pilbara 2019-02-07 [ABC]

Aurizon staff plan rolling stoppages to disrupt coal rail transport 2019-02-04 [The Morning Herald]

Unions welcome wage theft inquiry 2019-01-29 [Unions WA]

Wage theft inquiry 2019-01-25 [Professionals Australia]

Premier Mark McGowan is ‘average’: union boss Christy Cain 2019-01-25 [The West Australian]

Mark McGowan takes big stick to union heavy Christy Cain 2019-01-24 [The West Australian]

Slip, slap, slop, seek, slide not just for kids 2019-01-23 [Unions WA]

Wage theft inquiry backed by union 2019-01-23 [The Times]

This month in labour history

1-08-1990 Founding of the United Firefighters Union of Australia. [more]

2-08-1917 Members of engineering and rail unions across Sydney begin to strike against the time card system, with more workers taking unofficial action the next day. [more]

9-08-1917 The number of workers on strike across Sydney increases to 45,000 when miners and longeshoremen join the action. [more]

12-08-1917 The Australian government informs the people, through the Sunday papers, that "The enemies of Britain and her Allies have succeeded in plunging Australia into a general strike." [more]

14-08-1917 Seamen's Union Vice President W. Daly is arrested and charged with conspiracy to instigate an illegal strike. [more]

16-08-1890 Marine officers walk off their ships in strike action, soon followed by their crews. [more]

17-08-1861 Coal miners in NSW refuse 20% wage cut & walk out; locked out until October. [more]

23-08-1966 Two hundred Gurindji workers walk off their cattle station at Wave Hill, a strike that will last almost a decade and lead to the passage of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act. [more]

24-08-1917 The government declares that the Strike Committee in Sydney shall be considered an illegal organisation. [more]

26-08-1894 Striking shearers burn and destroy the steamship 'Rodney', which had been used to transport scabs on the Darling River. [more]

30-08-1917 First labour martyr Merv Flanagan shot and killed in Sydney during General Strike for yelling 'scab'. His murderer Reginald Wearne ( whose brother was a consevative MP) was never convicted. [more]

31-08-1890 Up to 100,000 workers gather in Melbourne to support the sheep shearers' strike [more]