The 1891 Shearers’ Strike

May 20, 2021

This week we remember the Shearers’ Strike of 1891, a defining moment for the labour…

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Remembering Bob Hawke

May 12, 2021

Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister and President of the ACTU, passed away on the 16th…

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Muriel Heagney’s 60 year campaign for Equal Pay

Today we commemorate the life of Muriel Heagney, a union hero and long-term campaigner for…

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Why do we celebrate May Day?

April 28, 2021

The first of May has long been a day of celebration for the international workers’…

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1856: the Eight-Hour Day strike

April 21, 2021

On 21 April in 1856, building workers in Melbourne took strike action and won the…

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MUA: Here to Stay!

April 7, 2021

In 1998 the Howard Government and the anti-union Patricks Corporation took on the Maritime Union…

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The long campaign by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers for equal pay – and the 1966 decision

March 11, 2021

There is a long history of Indigenous workers being denied equal pay in Australia.Before 1966…

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The Engineering Union wins the 44 hour week – 1927

February 23, 2021

Today we are remembering the Amalgamated Engineering Union’s (AEU) campaign to win the 44-hour week…

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The 1985 SEQEB dispute

February 10, 2021

Today we are revisiting the dark moment in Australian history in 1985 when the Queensland…

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Victory in the ASU’s campaign for Equal Pay

January 28, 2021

Today we are celebrating the campaign for Equal Pay for community sector workers led by…

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