Coverage of campaigns and workers' stories in the press.
Your up to date index of news stories relating to NUW activities and campaigns. Articles date from 2010 onwards.
03/07/2019, The Weekly Times, NUW attacks Fonterra over decision to close Dennington dairy factory
26/06/2019, The Weekly Times, Victorian Government tells Fonterra Australia to seel factory to Dairy companies
07/06/2019, Australian Financial Review, New union fit for 'precarious world of late stage capitalism'
23/05/2019, The Red Flag, Campaign launched to defend sacked call centre delegate
23/05/2019, The Standard, National Union of Workers calls for job promises when industry recovers
17/05/2019, Equal Times, Australian unions seek to “balance the power of the powerful” in historic election
15/05/2019, The Australian Journal of Pharmaceuticals, Meds left out in the heat allege union workers
10/05/2019, The Sydney Morning Herald, Underpayment as business model: what is wage theft?
28/03/2019, Sydney Morning Herald, Stunning win for Chemist Warehouse workers on both wages and labour hire
24/03/2019, Sydney Morning Herald, Chemist warehouse stores running low in stock as strikers allegedly targeted
14/03/2019, ABC News, Freedom Foods accused of underpaying, exploiting migrant workers in Shepparton Dairy
11/03/2019, Red Flag, Warehouse workers strike at industry giant
27/02/2019, Sydney Morning Herald, Amazon Hires permanent employees after complaints about casual work
30/01/2019, Brisbane Times, Employers warned over privacy breaches when staff take domestic violence leave
21/01/2019, Australian Journal of Pharamceuticals, Fresh CWH Union Allegations
03/12/2018, Sydney Morning Herald, Farmers using black market labour
22/11/2018, ABC Gippsland, Industrial action at Saputo dairy processing plants
21/11/2018, SBS Khmer, What is an enterprise bargaining agreement?
15/11/2018, Overland, How to organise a call centre
13/11/2018, Green Left Weekly, Call Unite Against Racism
12/11/2018, Australian Financial Review, Woolworths faces shareholder resolution on labour rights
5/11/2018, Red Flag, Call centre workers get organised
29/10/2018, Guardian Australia, Third of Australian Workers paid half of minimum wage
22/10/2018, The Weekly Times, Thousands Rally in Melbourne for pay rise and better working conditions
14/10/2018, Sydney Morning Herald, We have the same rights: exploited migrant workers win big payout
30/07/2018, World Socialist, Australia: Report reveals 'Harvest Trail' exploitation of overseas workers
29/07/2018, Sydney Morning Herald, Migrant farm workers launch landmark $10m legal claim
04/06/2018, The West Australian, Perth Woman part of low-wage class action
03/06/2018, Sydney Morning Herald, Multimillion-dollar wage theft group actions to be files in Federal Court
19/05/2018, Sydney Morning Herald, Key farm scheme badly rorted, migrant workers paid $8 an hour
10/05/2018, Jacobin, The Melbourne March
03/02/2018, Green Left Weekly, Ridley Agri Workers walk off the job over poor conditions
20/01/2018, The Guardian, Amazon's labour-hire deal and the impact on collective bargaining
28/11/2017, SBS News, $100m wage theft, class action launched
28/11/2018, The New Daily, 'Exploited' Telstra and Foxtel salespeople launch historic class action
22/11/2017, Sydney Morning Herald, Woolworths workers win big wage rises, farm supply chain gets overhauled
27/10/2017, The Weekly Times, NUW 'cautiously welcomes' Murray Goulburn's sale to Saputo'
21/10/2017, Sydney Morning Herald, Woolworths faces wave of warehouse strikes over pay and job security
18/10/2017, The Weekly Times, Illegal worker amnesty: unions AWU and NUW back farmer bid
06/10/2017, Sydney Morning Herald, Unions and super funds up ante on human rights abuses
13/12/2016, The Sydney Morning Herald, Landmark legal action over farm underpayment
18/11/2016, The Sydney Morning Herald, Workers pay price as charities turn their back
16/11/2016, ABC News, Supermarkets must step up to exploitation
15/11/2016, Sydney Morning Herald, Another supermarket fruit supplier caught underpaying migrants
27/07/2016, ABC News, Coles food distribution centre workers strike over pay, job security
19/05/2016, Guardian Australia, Coalition plan on wage theft falls short
06/03/2016, The Sydney Morning Herald, Workers at Woolworths Supplier paid a pittance, threatened
01/10/2015, SBS News, Australia's treatment of Kiwis is appalling
15/09/2015, Overland, Absorbing Corbyn
09/09/2015, New Matilda, Who Ya Gonna Call When Workers Get Ignored And Exploited?
21/07/2015, Overland, Hoping Against History
19/06/2015, New Matilda, Our Meat Market for Workers: How Coles And Woolworths Benefit From Worker Exploitation
11/06/2015, New Matilda, A couple of questions for Joe 'Good Job' Hockey
11/05/2015, Bendigo Advertiser, Hazeldenes factory rejects union claims of underpayment
05/05/2015, ABC News, Action promised to clamp down on labour hire companies
05/05/2015, The Sydney Morning Herald, Migrant Workers in slave-like conditions - ABCs Four Corners
05/05/2015, The Age, Food sector workers weighed down by supply chain
04/05/2015, Daily Mail Australia, What young migrants are forced to endure on Australian Farms
04/05/2015, ABC News, Australia's fresh food workforce: how does it operate and who is involved?
30/03/2015, Overland, Wage Rage and Penalty Rates
27/03/2015, The Age, Gone with a text. The demise and possible rise of unions
27/02/2015, Overland, Greek Lessons
Spring, Overland, Fair Australia Prize Editorial
28/4/2014, The Weekly Review, Welfare organisation workers cry foul
16/2/2014, Wall Street Journal, Caterpillar accused of pressuring temporary staff
16/2/2014, The Age, Union accuses Caterpillar of bullying its casual workers
22/1/2014, ABC, Concern over migrant worker exploitation
12/1/2014, Sydney Morning Herald, Bully, underpay claims about charity call centre
7/1/2014, Working Life, How fair are our unfair dismissal laws?
16/12/2013, Herald Sun, Slave wage outrage
16/12/2013, Herald Sun, Woolworths subcontractor accused of paying employees $3 an hour
11/12/2013, Maribyrnong Leader, Union push for pay parity points to empty shelves
03/11/2013, Daily Telegraph, Penny Palmer shows misogyny still alive in Australia in 2013
02/11/2013, Border Mail, Woolies workers claim fair pay win
31/10/2013, ABC, Woolies warehouse workers reject pay offer
29/10/2013, Border Mail, Woolies workers protest outside Wodonga store
28/10/2013, Prime News, Striking workers to target supermarkets
28/10/2013, Hobson Bay Weekly, Linfox reinstates union delegates
28/10/2013, Border Mail, Woolies' city staff bolster Barnawartha strike
26/10/2013, Border Mail, Workers ask shoppers to drop Woolies
25/10/2013, Lip magazine, A first-person account of alleged workplace bullying
25/10/2013, Prime News, Warehouse closes as workers strike
25/10/2013, Seven News, Woolies workers stage strike
25/10/2013, ABC, Workers stage protest at Woolworths warehouse
25/10/2013, Lip Magazine, A first person account of alleged bullying
24/10/2013, Border Mail, Woolworths workers walking off the job
18/10/2013, The Guardian, Australia's Kleenex workers - used for dirty jobs
18/10/2013, The Drum, Australia's second class of insecure workers
18/10/2013, The Age, Linfox workers stood down
17/10/2013, Wyndham Weekly, Linfox workers protest in Truganina over bullying
26/9/2013, Bendigo Advertiser, Empire Rubber trial begins
16/9/2013, Dandenong Journal, Hafele defends safety claim
03/9/2013, ABC, Coalition's job security campaign contradictions
28/8/2013, news.com.au, Voters want help for insecure workers
28/8/2013, news.com.au, Why aren't Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott listening?
06/08/2013, Lip magazine, Advocating for female workers' rights worldwide - it's the same battle
02/08/2013, Birdee, My boss asked me to strip for him
24/7/2013, Hunter Valley News, United we stand
19/7/2013, Eden Magnet, Eden explosive workers walk off the job
18/7/2013, Toowoomba Chronicle, Union reacts to explosive situation
18/7/2013,The Australian, Munitions workers at defence contractor Thales walk off the job
8/7/2013, A Current Affair, Sacked
10/6/2013, Herald Sun, Cancer survivor Lisa Milkovic sacked by Priceline
22/5/3013, ABC 774 Drive, Victorian Secretary, Tim Kennedy, calls on GlaxoSmithKline to return public funding
22/5/2013, The Age, Drug giant takes state cash, axes jobs
22/5/2013, Herald Sun, GlaxoSmithKline axes 120 jobs
20/5/2013, Geelong Advertiser, Machine grabs man
20/5/2013, The Age, Owner of Lilydale and Steggles charged after worker's decapitation
13/5/2013, Radio National Bush Telegraph, Dairy farmers call for end to minimum three hour shift
24/4/2013, Radio National Drive, Casual workers fear losing work after sexual harassment
23/4/2013, Wyndham Weekly, Linfox worker won't accept sacking
21/3/2013, Radio Adelaide, Adelaide stationery workers angry loss of contract could cost jobs
20/3/2013, Adelaide Advertiser, Protesters rally after OfficeMax wins SA contract
19/3/2013, Maribyrnong Weekly, Coles Laverton distribution centre staff win fight for fair share
14/3/2013, Lip Magazine, Insecure work: the new attack on working women
13/3/2013, ABC Radio National Drive, Workers' Reality: No sick leave, no holiday pay and $9/h
19/2/2013, Brimbank Weekly, Cold store workers fight for fairer pay
16/2/2013, Central Western Daily, Unions vow to fight for Electrolux workers
30/1/2013, Portside Messenger, Local jobs could go
22/1/2013, Geelong Advertiser, Please, please give me a regular job
21/1/2013, The Punch, This election, the economy is not just a numbers game
21/1/2013, The Punch, This is what life is like for the "underemployed"
10/12/2012, Dandenong Leader, Waterwheel jobs in jeopardy
19/10/2012, The Age, Bragging rights for the poorly paid
8/10/2012, The Age, Staff at food plant allege years of bullying
22/8/2012, The Age, Unions criticise Australia Post's Walmart connection
9/8/2012, The Age, Biscuit plant closure to cost 105 jobs
28/7/2012, Green Left Weekly, Coles workers accept new agreement after strike
23/7/2012, news.com.au, Coles warehouse workers accept deal
17/7/2012, The Age, More strikes hit blood plasma giant CSL
16/7/2012, Crikey, Coles strike-breakers: who's who at the Somerton stand-off
11/7/2012, ABC, Toll says striking Coles workers breaking the law
11/7/2012, The Age, Strike-action fear as Coles moves against workers
10/7/2012, ABC, Hundreds of Coles workers go on strike
10/7/2012, The Age, Coles trucks likely to face picket line
2/7/2012, The Age, Injured workers spied on by transport giant Toll
8/6/2012, The Age, Casual workers forced to wear barcodes
30/3/2012, Crikey, Week old chicken sent 'back to supermarket shelves'
23/2/2012, The Australian, Key union urges end to strike ballots by workers
- 29/11/2011, Crikey, Union backing pushes Labor Left closer to Gillard gay marriage defeat
- 27/5/2011 - 9 News - Golden Circle cuts 160 jobs
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- 27/5/2011 - Courier Mail - 160 Golden Circle workers lose jobs as Northgate factory ends beetroot line
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- 27/5/2011 - The Chronicle - Golden Circle sackings shock staff
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- 23/5/2011 - USA Today - Heinz Plans up to 1000 job cuts, profits climb
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- 3/5/2011 - Courier Mail - NUW and other unions at Labour Day in Brisbane
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- 3/5/2011 - Northern Times - More photos of the NUW at Brisbane's Labour Day rally.
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13/4/20011 - Herald Sun - Article about Dennis harsh treatment by Swift management after his foot was crushed by a forklift at work 18 months ago.
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- 15/1/2010 - Channel Ten - footage of NUW mass meeting at Baxter for Ingham's employees
- 16/1/2010 - Australian Financial Review - Ingham's article click here AFR
- 26/2/2010 - The Age, article on Sigma Pharmaceuticals
News items on Lance Pedersen being sacked from Golden Circle
- 18/5/2010 - The Courier Mail click here
- 19/5/2010 - The Herald Sun click here
- 19/5/2010 - The Daily Telegraph click here
- 19/5/2010 - ninemsn.com click here
- 19/5/2010 - Yahoo.com http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/mp/7258389/factory-worker-fired-for-being-too-fat/January
- 20/5/2010 - ninemsn - http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/fat-golden-circle-worker-files-for-unfair-dismissal/xofm7qv
9/7/2010 - The Courier Mail, Strike Action at Brisbane Airport. Click here
Star Hume, Woolworths dispute click here