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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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In the age of legal marijuana, many employers drop ‘zero tolerance’ drug tests
April 24, 2019

hen Rye Electric was founded in Orange County, California, five years ago, it screened all prospective workers for drugs. If a…

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Companies track staff emails to monitor dissent and predict unrest
April 23, 2019

An Australian professional services firm has said businesses can do away with ineffective staff surveys by using a potentially controversial software…

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Ninety per cent tax for a day’s work: The battle facing Aussie mums
April 20, 2019

Competing tax plans at the heart of the federal election will fail to prevent new mothers from taking a massive hit…

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Police officer charged with criminal bullying in Victorian first
April 7, 2019

A detective in charge of Monash Crime Investigation Unit is believed to be the first Victorian police officer to face criminal…

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McGowan Government launches new FIFO mental health code
April 2, 2019

Government releases Australia’s first fly-in fly-out (FIFO) code of practice Code encourages positive mental health outcomes for all FIFO workers Mines…

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The AFL and its clubs must continue to expose and sanction online trolls, it’s the law
March 29, 2019

We have experienced what at times has felt like an epidemic of online trolling of AFL players in recent weeks. Some…

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