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5 Aug 2022

Hunter Workers welcomes offshore wind energy project

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Hunter Workers welcomes offshore wind energy project

27 July 2022

Unions win fight for 10 days paid domestic violence leave

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Unions win fight for 10 days paid domestic violence leave

1 July 2022

Hunter Workers calls for reinstatement of pandemic leave payments

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Hunter Workers calls for reinstatement of pandemic leave payments

26 June 2022

Hunter workers continue fight for fair wages

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Hunter workers continue fight for fair wages

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.

"Labour of Love":  Hunter Worker's Library

28 Apr 2022

This town is a Union Town: May Day

"Without Unions in the Hunter, this region simply wouldn’t be what it is today."

This town is a Union Town: May Day

28 Apr 2022

Hunter Workers to commemorate dead as worker fatalities rise

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Hunter Workers to commemorate dead as worker fatalities rise

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.

Power to the People: 50+ Years of Union & Community Green Ban Action

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."

Power to Prevent Coalition: Urgent law reform needed to prevent sexual harassment at work

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.

Hunter women to march in celebration after decades-long hiatus

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.

The New Lambton Pit Strike

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."

Hunter Workers Rally for “5 Cents a Day” Paid DV Leave (Media Release)

24 Nov 2021

Hunter Workers calling for 10 days paid domestic violence leave

"We all have a part to play in ending violence against women in our communities."

Hunter Workers calling for 10 days paid domestic violence leave

19 Nov 2021

Hunter Worker's 152nd Anniversary

What’s in a name: An anniversary post courtesy of our Library Coordinator Sam

Hunter Worker's 152nd Anniversary

17 Nov 2021

Frontline workers face new barriers to workers compensation

Workers who are exposed to Covid-19 will now face additional barriers to accessing vital support and compensation

Frontline workers face new barriers to workers compensation

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.

How the story of "Women of Steel" is still relevant today

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.

Hunter Workers call for minimum wage increase

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…

Government is the real bludger responsible for staff shortages