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UK post box. Issue #2084

UK: Postmasters ‘dying while waiting for justice’

Persecuted postmasters are dying while waiting for compensation, the leader of their fight for justice said. Campaigning postmaster Alan Bates told a committee of MPs...

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Issue #2061

GLOBAL BRIEFS

BRITAIN: The number of construction workers killed in site accidents rose sharply from 29 to 45 last year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has...

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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 #2037

DINGO

Hundreds of refugees previously held by the Australian government in Papua New Guinea have written to the Home Affairs and Immigration Minister requesting urgent action...

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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 #2061

DINGO

Activists descended on the offices and facilities of global weapons giant Thales last week to mark the 25th anniversary of the Biak massacre in West...

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Wittenoom Gorge Mine 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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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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Semi-trailer driving along Port Beach Road, Rous Head, in North Fremantle, Western Australia. Issue #2061

Australia’s deadliest industry

Transport Workers Union (TWU) members are pushing for changes to legislation to make transport work in Australia fair, safe, and sustainable. As the TWU says:...

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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 #2048

Action for jobs, pay, safety

Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union members launched major rallies across Australia on Wednesday 5th April as anger mounts over serious issues facing the nation...

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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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Worker up high on power cables. Issue #2065

Baking in inequality – a stunning betrayal

The federal government has been accused of a stunning betrayal after it signed off on a Labour Migration Agreement that will see 400 temporary visa...

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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 #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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Issue #2070

DINGO

As temperatures climb, and heatwaves become more common, it’s worth remembering that unions achieve and enforce protection against heat. As a comrade in the Rail...

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Issue #2044

Less than eight years to live

Silica dust is so fine that it is 100 times smaller than a grain of sand. But with each breath, you risk death. A Curtin...

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Gig worker. Issue #2086

Victorian gig workers still being harmed

Victoria Police statistics show hundreds of delivery workers have been injured, and two have been killed. Victoria Police attended 92 crashes involving a delivery rider...

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Issue #2073

Campus-wide strike at Melbourne Uni

National Tertiary Education Union members at the University of Melbourne have launched an unprecedented one-week, campus-wide strike. In a significant escalation of industrial action, all...

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Issue #2092

EDITORIAL

“One man dead, another fighting for life.” That’s all the headlines said on Wednesday 13 March 2024. By the time you read this, the media...

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Firefighters rally for wage justice Issue #2055

Firefighters rally for wage justice

On Thursday 25th May, several hundred members of the United Firefighters Union of WA and their supporters, principally from other trade unions, marched from the...

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Food being delivered by bicycle. Issue #2070

THE BIG RIP-OFF

In the face of the big rip-off of Australian workers, the Albanese government’s attempted makeover of the industrial relations system continued on 4th September, when...

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Crutches. Issue #2055

Injured workers kicked off compo

The Australian Services Union has turned the spotlight on the Victorian government’s proposed cuts to the workers’ compensation scheme for injured workers. These changes would...

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