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Illawarra Mercury
Meet Fred, the Illawarra’s man of steelin recognition of his fight for their rights. Back on steel, Fred praised the
Meet Fred, the Illawarra’s man of steel
Illawarra Mercury / Posted an hour ago
in recognition of his fight for their rights. Back on steel, Fred praised the hard work of SCLC secretary Arthur Rorris, Australian Workers Union Port Kembla branch secretary Wayne Phillips and the Save Our Steel campaigners. His assessment of... Read more
3h
Sky News Australia
No outcome in Arrium pay talksin South Australia and the company's administrators remain at odds over a propo
No outcome in Arrium pay talks
Sky News Australia / Posted 3 hours ago
in South Australia and the company's administrators remain at odds over a proposed pay cut. Representatives from the Australian Workers Union and administrators KordaMentha held fresh negotiations on Wednesday but were unable to reach... Read more
14h
Sky News Australia
Arrium pay talks to resumea three-year strategy from Administrators KordaMentha which also includes a two
Arrium pay talks to resume
Sky News Australia / Posted 14 hours ago
a three-year strategy from Administrators KordaMentha which also includes a two per cent increase in the final year. The Australian Workers Union has put forward a counter offer of a 7.5 per cent pay cut which would also pare back overtime... Read more
5d
Sky News Australia
Arrium workers to refuse 12% pay cutyear. It's understood the deal, which would save the business $20 million, has
Arrium workers to refuse 12% pay cut
Sky News Australia / Posted 5 days ago
year. It's understood the deal, which would save the business $20 million, has been pitched as their final offer. The Australian Workers Union have put forward a counter offer of a 7.5 per cent pay cut which would also pare back overtime... Read more
5d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Arrium union members turn down administrators' pay offerpossible light. Unions were expecting a discussion around a 15 per cent pay cu
Arrium union members turn down administrators' pay offer
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
possible light. Unions were expecting a discussion around a 15 per cent pay cut.'It's not a first and final offer' But Australian Workers Union branch organiser Scott Martin said its members were not accepting the administrator's offer and were... Read more
6d
Adelaide Now
‘Final offer’ faces Whyalla workersARRIUM’S administrators are waiting to hear back from union representatives as
‘Final offer’ faces Whyalla workers
Adelaide Now / Posted 6 days ago
ARRIUM’S administrators are waiting to hear back from union representatives as to whether Whyalla workers will accept a 12 per cent pay cut. Formal negotiations finished yesterday with KordaMentha making what it has described as a “final offer” that... Read more
6d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Bluescope slashes more jobs at Port Kembla steelworksSteel is shedding more jobs at its Port Kembla steelworks as it moves to an aut
Bluescope slashes more jobs at Port Kembla steelworks
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
Steel is shedding more jobs at its Port Kembla steelworks as it moves to an automated system for moving slab metal. The Australian Workers Union said its members in the slab-making section of the mill were advised during their shifts on Thursday... Read more
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6d
Kiama Independent
UPDATED: More jobs to go at BlueScope25 jobs disappear. Picture: Sylvia Liber Around 25 jobs in the slabyard at Blu
UPDATED: More jobs to go at BlueScope
Kiama Independent / Posted 6 days ago
25 jobs disappear. Picture: Sylvia Liber Around 25 jobs in the slabyard at BlueScope are set to go in the next 18 months. Workers have been told in meetings on Wednesday night and Thursday and Friday that between 15 and 16 operators and eight to... Read more
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6d
Illawarra Mercury
UPDATED: More jobs to go at BlueScope25 jobs disappear. Picture: Sylvia Liber Around 25 jobs in the slabyard at Blu
UPDATED: More jobs to go at BlueScope
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 6 days ago
25 jobs disappear. Picture: Sylvia Liber Around 25 jobs in the slabyard at BlueScope are set to go in the next 18 months. Workers have been told in meetings on Wednesday night and Thursday and Friday that between 15 and 16 operators and eight to... Read more
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7d
Sydney Morning Herald
NSW government opts to retain qualification for hairdressershave seen the requirement for hairdressers to hold a qualification removed – a
NSW government opts to retain qualification for hairdressers
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 7 days ago
have seen the requirement for hairdressers to hold a qualification removed – a move met with opposition by industry and the union movement. Colouring requires expertise says Cassandra Hooper Whitmore. Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation... Read more
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7d
Brisbane Times
NSW government opts to retain qualification for hairdressersto retain the act in its current form." Submissions in response to the discuss
NSW government opts to retain qualification for hairdressers
Brisbane Times / Posted 7 days ago
to retain the act in its current form." Submissions in response to the discussion paper were due on July 15, but the Australian Workers Union was granted an extension until Friday – a date the announcement has pre-empted. Mr Dominello said... Read more
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7d
The Age
NSW government opts to retain qualification for hairdressersto retain the act in its current form." Submissions in response to the discuss
NSW government opts to retain qualification for hairdressers
The Age / Posted 7 days ago
to retain the act in its current form." Submissions in response to the discussion paper were due on July 15, but the Australian Workers Union was granted an extension until Friday – a date the announcement has pre-empted. Mr Dominello said... Read more
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9d
Illawarra Mercury
Pyne told ‘get a map’Picture: Digitally altered Forget Where’s Wally. Where’s Pyney? It’s the ques
Pyne told ‘get a map’
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 9 days ago
Picture: Digitally altered Forget Where’s Wally. Where’s Pyney? It’s the question on the lips of campaigners, steelworkers, the Illawarra community and even some politicians as the fight to save the steel industry continues. When federal... Read more
9d
Sky News Australia
Arrium workers asked to take 15% pay cutArrium workers in South Australia have been asked to take a 15 per cent pay cut
Arrium workers asked to take 15% pay cut
Sky News Australia / Posted 9 days ago
Arrium workers in South Australia have been asked to take a 15 per cent pay cut to help save the plant. The Australian Workers Union has entered discussions with administrators KordaMentha, who are looking to cut labour costs across the Whyalla... Read more
9d
Sky News Australia
Arrium workers asked to take pay cutAustralian workers at Arrium's Whyalla steelworks have been asked to take a 15
Arrium workers asked to take pay cut
Sky News Australia / Posted 9 days ago
Australian workers at Arrium's Whyalla steelworks have been asked to take a 15 per cent pay cut to help save the plant. Australian Workers Union branch secretary Peter Lamps says discussions with administrators are ongoing but workers have... Read more
9d
Canberra Times
Light rail consortium signs pay deal with construction union and workers unionsome of which has been made public already, is signed between John Holland and
Light rail consortium signs pay deal with construction union and workers union
Canberra Times / Posted 9 days ago
some of which has been made public already, is signed between John Holland and CPB Contractors, and the CFMEU and the Australian Workers Union. It sets out basic wages of $30.23 an hour for an entry-level labourer with fewer than 12 months in... Read more
14d
Illawarra Mercury
High hopes for BlueScope recovery Port Kembla No 5 blast furnace reline winds upBut workers on the site of the
High hopes for BlueScope recovery
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 14 days ago
Port Kembla No 5 blast furnace reline winds upBut workers on the site of the blast furnace, which has undergone a successful $372 million reline, portray a more positive picture.Several BlueScope workers confirmed... Read more
16d
The Courier Mail
Cashed up greyhound industry goes to wargo straight to the government if they want any money because there won't be any
Cashed up greyhound industry goes to war
The Courier Mail / Posted 16 days ago
go straight to the government if they want any money because there won't be any redundancy pay from the industry. The Australian Workers Union says the ban will result in thousands of job losses, and the premier should expect that problem to... Read more
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16d
News.com.au
Cashed up greyhound industry goes to wargo straight to the government if they want any money because there won't be any
Cashed up greyhound industry goes to war
News.com.au / Posted 16 days ago
go straight to the government if they want any money because there won't be any redundancy pay from the industry. The Australian Workers Union says the ban will result in thousands of job losses, and the premier should expect that problem to... Read more
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16d
Sky News Australia
Greyhound industry goes to war with NSW govtgo straight to the government if they want any money because there won't be any
Greyhound industry goes to war with NSW govt
Sky News Australia / Posted 16 days ago
go straight to the government if they want any money because there won't be any redundancy pay from the industry. The Australian Workers Union says the ban will result in thousands of job losses, and the premier should expect that problem to... Read more
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17d
Herald Sun
Baird hits back at greyhound ban criticsstates. Mr Baird did not, however, address the claim the ban was "elitist" by
Baird hits back at greyhound ban critics
Herald Sun / Posted 17 days ago
states. Mr Baird did not, however, address the claim the ban was "elitist" by targeting a "working-class" sport. The Australian Workers Union has blasted the premier for his "arrogant" approach that could see thousands of jobs... Read more
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18d
Herald Sun
Baird 'elitist' over dogs ban: unionThe Australian Workers Union has blasted NSW Premier Mike Baird for being "elit
Baird 'elitist' over dogs ban: union
Herald Sun / Posted 18 days ago
The Australian Workers Union has blasted NSW Premier Mike Baird for being "elitist" in his decision to close down the state's greyhound racing industry. The union says it represents many of the affected employees among the 5000-plus people whose... Read more
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18d
News.com.au
Baird 'elitist' over dogs ban: unionThe Australian Workers Union has blasted NSW Premier Mike Baird for being "elit
Baird 'elitist' over dogs ban: union
News.com.au / Posted 18 days ago
The Australian Workers Union has blasted NSW Premier Mike Baird for being "elitist" in his decision to close down the state's greyhound racing industry. The union says it represents many of the affected employees among the 5000-plus people whose... Read more
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18d
Perth Now
Baird 'elitist' over dogs ban: unionThe Australian Workers Union has blasted NSW Premier Mike Baird for being "elit
Baird 'elitist' over dogs ban: union
Perth Now / Posted 18 days ago
The Australian Workers Union has blasted NSW Premier Mike Baird for being "elitist" in his decision to close down the state's greyhound racing industry. The union says it represents many of the affected employees among the 5000-plus people whose... Read more
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18d
The Courier Mail
Baird 'elitist' over dogs ban: unionThe Australian Workers Union has blasted NSW Premier Mike Baird for being "elit
Baird 'elitist' over dogs ban: union
The Courier Mail / Posted 18 days ago
The Australian Workers Union has blasted NSW Premier Mike Baird for being "elitist" in his decision to close down the state's greyhound racing industry. The union says it represents many of the affected employees among the 5000-plus people whose... Read more
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19d
Illawarra Mercury
BlueScope sues trade union over illegal strikeBlueScope sues over an illegal strike, while a union official complains of "bul
BlueScope sues trade union over illegal strike
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 19 days ago
BlueScope sues over an illegal strike, while a union official complains of "bullying" behaviour If the vote to save the steelworks was held now, a union official reckons BlueScope workers would vote no. Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) Port Kembla... Read more
19d
Illawarra Mercury
BlueScope sues trade unionBlueScope is reportedly suing a trade union for millions over an illegal strike
BlueScope sues trade union
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 19 days ago
BlueScope is reportedly suing a trade union for millions over an illegal strike in May. BlueScope is reportedly suing a trade union for millions over an illegal strike in May. ABC is reporting that the steelmaker is seeking more than $2 million in... Read more
19d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Topic - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)Spring Hill The country's biggest steel maker sues the Australian Workers Unio
Topic - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 19 days ago
Spring Hill The country's biggest steel maker sues the Australian Workers Union in Wollongong for millions of dollars over an unauthorised walk-off. Orange district residents say a plan to develop a new industrial precinct could put some of the... Read more
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19d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Steel giant sues AWU branch for millions over unsanctioned strikeBluescope sues Wollongong AWU branch for millions over unsanctioned strike The
Steel giant sues AWU branch for millions over unsanctioned strike
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 19 days ago
Bluescope sues Wollongong AWU branch for millions over unsanctioned strike The country's biggest steel maker is suing the Australian Workers Union in Wollongong for millions of dollars over an unauthorised walk-off last month. Bluescope Steel is... Read more
21d
Illawarra Mercury
Steel campaign pushes Greens’ swingpaper, said the Greens “broke new ground this election”. The party joined forc
Steel campaign pushes Greens’ swing
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 21 days ago
paper, said the Greens “broke new ground this election”. The party joined forces with the South Coast Labour Council, the Australian Workers Union (AWU) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) to campaign for 100 per cent Australian steel in... Read more
26d
News.com.au
Election-eve poll puts Turnbull in frontHyperdome, in Queensland. Picture Kym SmithSource:News Corp Australia Labor he
Election-eve poll puts Turnbull in front
News.com.au / Posted 26 days ago
Hyperdome, in Queensland. Picture Kym SmithSource:News Corp Australia Labor headed into wilderness under Albo INFLUENTIAL Australian Workers’ Union NSW boss and Labor national executive member Russ Collison said yesterday Labor would be stuck in... Read more
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27d
News.com.au
The rise and rise and campaign of Shortenthe Labor movement. His wife Chloe is daughter of former governor-general Quent
The rise and rise and campaign of Shorten
News.com.au / Posted 27 days ago
the Labor movement. His wife Chloe is daughter of former governor-general Quentin Bryce. Shorten's main power base was the Australian Workers Union, which he joined as a trainee organiser in 1994. His rise was quick: Victorian state secretary in... Read more
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27d
Perth Now
The rise and rise and campaign of Shortenthe Labor movement. His wife Chloe is daughter of former governor-general Quent
The rise and rise and campaign of Shorten
Perth Now / Posted 27 days ago
the Labor movement. His wife Chloe is daughter of former governor-general Quentin Bryce. Shorten's main power base was the Australian Workers Union, which he joined as a trainee organiser in 1994. His rise was quick: Victorian state secretary in... Read more
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27d
The Courier Mail
The rise and rise and campaign of Shortenthe Labor movement. His wife Chloe is daughter of former governor-general Quent
The rise and rise and campaign of Shorten
The Courier Mail / Posted 27 days ago
the Labor movement. His wife Chloe is daughter of former governor-general Quentin Bryce. Shorten's main power base was the Australian Workers Union, which he joined as a trainee organiser in 1994. His rise was quick: Victorian state secretary in... Read more
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28d
Adelaide Now
Steel workers campaign in WhyallaSteel workers have taken to the streets in Whyalla to bolster support for Labor
Steel workers campaign in Whyalla
Adelaide Now / Posted 28 days ago
Steel workers have taken to the streets in Whyalla to bolster support for Labor at Saturday's federal election. The 50 workers from the Arrium plant will urge voters in the seat of Grey to put the opposition ahead of the coalition on their ballot... Read more
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28d
Weekly Times
Steel workers campaign in WhyallaSteel workers have taken to the streets in Whyalla to bolster support for Labor
Steel workers campaign in Whyalla
Weekly Times / Posted 28 days ago
Steel workers have taken to the streets in Whyalla to bolster support for Labor at Saturday's federal election. The 50 workers from the Arrium plant will urge voters in the seat of Grey to put the opposition ahead of the coalition on their ballot... Read more
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28d
Herald Sun
Steel workers campaign in WhyallaSteel workers have taken to the streets in Whyalla to bolster support for Labor
Steel workers campaign in Whyalla
Herald Sun / Posted 28 days ago
Steel workers have taken to the streets in Whyalla to bolster support for Labor at Saturday's federal election. The 50 workers from the Arrium plant will urge voters in the seat of Grey to put the opposition ahead of the coalition on their ballot... Read more
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28d
The Courier Mail
Steel workers campaign in WhyallaSteel workers have taken to the streets in Whyalla to bolster support for Labor
Steel workers campaign in Whyalla
The Courier Mail / Posted 28 days ago
Steel workers have taken to the streets in Whyalla to bolster support for Labor at Saturday's federal election. The 50 workers from the Arrium plant will urge voters in the seat of Grey to put the opposition ahead of the coalition on their ballot... Read more
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28d
News.com.au
Steel workers campaign in WhyallaSteel workers have taken to the streets in Whyalla to bolster support for Labor
Steel workers campaign in Whyalla
News.com.au / Posted 28 days ago
Steel workers have taken to the streets in Whyalla to bolster support for Labor at Saturday's federal election. The 50 workers from the Arrium plant will urge voters in the seat of Grey to put the opposition ahead of the coalition on their ballot... Read more
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Perth Now
Fortescue job cuts ‘heartbreaking’: Twiggysheet ... meets the power of public office, the power of the balance sheet is n
Fortescue job cuts ‘heartbreaking’: Twiggy
Perth Now / Posted 1 months ago
sheet ... meets the power of public office, the power of the balance sheet is no match,” he said. He’s been backed by the Australian Workers Union, which has accused BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto of anti-competitive and “cartel-like” behaviour. Mr... Read more

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