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Saturday 31 May 2014

Source: Unions WA

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Friday 30 May 2014

Source: AWU

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Friday 30 May 2014

Source: ABC

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Friday 30 May 2014

Source: Quest Newspapers

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Thursday 29 May 2014

Unions are concerned that up to 350,000 Australian workers are searching for jobs in the very occupations where employers are continuing to use 457 visa workers.ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver said rates of unemployment and underemployment were rising in industries where bosses argue they can’t find local workers. “Nurse graduates, carpenters, cooks, engineers, welders, fitters and motor mechanics are among the workers who tell us they are having trouble finding work, while employers turn to 457 visa workers to fill those positions.” Mr Oliver said.

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Tuesday 27 May 2014

The possible abolition of Australia’s Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency will put lives in danger, unions warn.ACTU Assistant Secretary Michael Borowick called on the Abbott Government to stick to its pre-election commitment and continue supporting the agency including ensuring it is adequately funded into the future.

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Tuesday 27 May 2014

Anger at diminished safety on the docks after a worker was killed last week.

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Monday 26 May 2014

Source: SafetyAtWorkBlog

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Saturday 24 May 2014

Source: Fairfax Media

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Wednesday 21 May 2014

The tragic death of a waterside worker at the toll shipping facility in Melbourne yesterday and of a worker at the Boggabri coal mine in NSW this morning is yet another reminder that workplace safety is a life and death matter.  

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Tuesday 20 May 2014

Source: Fairfax Media

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Tuesday 20 May 2014

Source: ABC

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Tuesday 29 Apr 2014

Brussels, 25 April 2014 (ITUC OnLine): Despite the world’s outcry which followed the death of 1.138 workers in the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh a year ago, or the silent death of more than 107,000 workers a year due to asbestos exposure, workers around the world continue to see employers and governments prioritising “competitiveness” or cutting vital inspection and enforcement services and removing regulatory protection over workers’ lives and health.

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Tuesday 29 Apr 2014

Source: Melbourne Herald-Sun

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Tuesday 29 Apr 2014

Source: ABC

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