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Freemantle: Hundreds of wharfies take 24-hour strike action 2020-01-16 [MUA]

Wharfies strike after protracted talks 2020-01-16 [Freemantle Gazette]

Freemantle wharfies walk off the job 2020-01-16 [The West Australian]

Wharfies walk off the job at Freo Port 2020-01-16 [6PR Newstalk]

Fremantle: Hundreds of Wharfies take 24 hour Strike Action 2020-01-13 [CFMMEU]

Wharfies Stage Snap Strike at Fremantle 2020-01-13 [The Maritime Executive]

Mine worker buried alive for more than two hours, court hears 2019-12-24 [The New Daily]

Statement from RTBU WA Secretary Craig McKinley 2019-12-24 [RTBU]

Tragedy on the tracks: Driver dies in freight train crash north-east of Perth 2019-12-24 [Today]

Time to Reinvest in the Public Sector 2019-12-19 [UnionsWA]

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]

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]