15 June 2022
"Labour of Love": Hunter Worker's Library
Hunter Workers Library is a small, special labour library and museum located in Newcastle, NSW. Samantha Dagg and Stephen O’Brien share how this unique resource for unionists, labour historians, academics and the general public connects people with the region’s extensive history of labour and radical activism.
23 Mar 2022
Power to the People: 50+ Years of Union & Community Green Ban Action
Power to the People celebrates the 50th anniversary of the green ban movement and brings together artists, unions and community groups to re-read their legacy.
17 Mar 2022
Power to Prevent Coalition: Urgent law reform needed to prevent sexual harassment at work
"It’s time for workplaces to take responsibility for their important role in providing a safe workplace and to be held accountable if they fail to do so."
9 Mar 2022
Hunter women to march in celebration after decades-long hiatus
Hunter women and allies will march this Saturday at 10 am from Birdwood Park to Civic Park to celebrate International Women’s Day.
31 Dec 2021
The New Lambton Pit Strike
133 years ago, thousands of Novocastrians united together to fight for their rights as workers in the New Lambton Pit Strike. The strike went on to become an important part of Newcastle's history for over 2 generations.
9 Dec 2021
Hunter Workers Rally for “5 Cents a Day” Paid DV Leave (Media Release)
"If we are to successfully end the epidemic of violence against women in this country, we all need to play our part in supporting survivors. This includes employers. For just 5 cents per day, per worker, we can make an enormous positive impact that will save countless lives."
14 July 2021
How the story of "Women of Steel" is still relevant today
The issues raised and fought by women in the 80s aren't all relics of the past. Women are still to this day far worse affected by economic downturns like the one brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
9 June 2021
Hunter Workers call for minimum wage increase
Hunters Workers supports ACTU (Australian Council of Trades Union) urging the Fair Work Commission to increase minimum wage by 3.5% for Australian workers.
17 May 2021
Government is the real bludger responsible for staff shortages
Since the Covid-19 pandemic struck and international workers left the country, Liberals have been quick to point fingers at unemployed jobseekers as the reason for staff-shortage woes. But the problem is far more complex than they’d like to admit…