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The Guardian • work safety

Issue #1986

Report shows deaths at work on the rise

On 28th October, Safe Work Australia released a damning report which shows that deaths at work have increased.

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Issue #1993

Logistics and manufacturing industries in chaos due to government’s Omicron crises

The recent Omicron crises, the result of the incompetent Coalition government’s “let it rip” strategy, is reeking chaos in Australia’s logistics industry. High numbers of...

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Issue #1979

Health and safety is in our hands

In May 2021, a Megaphone article titled “Knowledge is Power In Fight Against Gendered Violence” was published.

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Issue #1993

Australia reaches 1,000 truck crash deaths since LNP abolished Road Safety Tribunal

The Transport Workers’ Union has demanded urgent Federal action to end dangerous work conditions in road transport, as the truck crash death toll since the...

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Issue #1950

Truckies pushed to the curb: no respect for our essential workers

At 2 am on Thursday the 11th of February there was a crash between three trucks at the SA-Victorian border two hours after the SA government shut its border to Victoria. One of the trucks was carrying chemicals that caused the crash to be fiery.

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Issue #2031

The legacy of asbestos mining at Wittenoom

“If the sugar refining company won’t come to my rescue/Who’s going to save me?” So goes the song Blue Sky Mine by Australian band Midnight...

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Editorial Issue #1952

Gender inequality in the workplace

Despite the achievements in the long struggle for gender equality in Australia, significant structural and cultural injustices remain, including widespread gendered violence.

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Issue #1974

The people will not be silenced – COVID needs a social response

Our governments want us to accept the failures of their pandemic response as just chance events, bad luck or someone’s personal fate.

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Issue #2003

More support for teachers needed

While the Morrison government acts as if the pandemic is for all intents and purposes  over, workers on the frontlines know that this is far from...

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Issue #1993

Forklift license fiasco highlights deepening pandemic crisis

Earlier this month, it appeared as though Australia had returned to the 19th Century when it became known that prime minister Scott Morrison had floated...

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Issue #2023

Jobs and Skills Summit: dangerous illusions for workers

Workers and their families are looking for real change – real wage rises, secure jobs, safe working conditions, with adequately funded and staffed health and...

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Issue #1957

Respect at work: sexual harassment not on!

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins released the Commission’s Respect@Work report on sexual harassment in the workplace more than twelve months ago.

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Issue #1979

MUA TAKES ON LOGISTICS GIANT QUBE FOR BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS

Even before COVID-19, working on the ports could be a dangerous business, so when workers for Qube at Fremantle Ports asked their employer to implement health and safety provisions.

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Issue #2004

Boot the Coalition out!

The Coalition government has comprehensive plans to destroy militant trade unions and give employers arbitrary powers and unfettered rights over workers in the workplace. The...

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