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Union audit finds dozens of health and safety breaches at Shed 26
May 8, 2019

A CFMEU audit of Port Adelaide dockyards Shed 26 has found dozens of alleged health and safety law breaches at the…

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Unions Tasmania calls for change to workers compensation laws
May 8, 2019

Unions Tasmania believes the state’s workers compensation legislation is age-discriminatory and should be changed. Tasmanian Parliament in 2017 changed a section…

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BHP Billiton ‘woefully negligent’ over Brazil dam collapse
May 7, 2019

Mining giant BHP Billiton is facing a $5bn (£3.8bn) claim for damages over a dam collapse in Brazil in 2015. Law…

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Bullying and fatigue at SA hospitals cost $20 million, in form of 20,000 sick days over four years
May 7, 2019

Bullying, harassment and fatigue at South Australian hospitals has cost taxpayers almost $20 million in more than 20,000 “lost days of…

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SuperFriend predicts legislative change
May 6, 2019

SuperFriend chief executive Margo Lydon says the recommendations made by the federal government’s Productivity Commission into Mental Health could result in…

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New taskforce will tackle growing lung disease crisis, government vows
April 30, 2019

A national dust diseases taskforce will be created under a $5 million plan by the Morrison government to address the worsening…

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International Workers’ Memorial Day 2019 event held in Launceston
April 29, 2019

Thirty people have already died at work in Australia this year. On Sunday, about 80 people gathered at Workers’ Memorial Park…

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More than 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia elections
April 29, 2019

Hundreds of election staff in Indonesia have died from fatigue-related illnesses after hours spent counting ballot papers by hand. Ten days…

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Chemical burns and toxic sludge: workers expose shocking conditions inside the Melbourne factory that blew up
April 29, 2019

Long before Melbourne’s northern suburbs were choked with acrid smoke from a mammoth factory fire earlier this month, workers inside were…

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Google staffers share stories of ‘systemic’ retaliation
April 28, 2019

Hundreds of Google staffers met on Friday and discussed what activists allege is a frequent consequence of criticising the company: Retaliation….

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Millennials Love Wellness. But They’re Not as Healthy as People Think, Report Says
April 24, 2019

Millennials are often credited with driving the $4.2 trillion global wellness market, with their love of pursuits like yoga, meditation and…

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BHP denies Anzac pay threat for workers late from dawn service
April 24, 2019

BHP has denied union claims it had threatened to dock contractors pay if they were late back to work from the…

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