Queensland is a big and proud State, which brings together some of the best of what Australia has to offer: natural beauty; heritage; and opportunity. The AWU Queensland is equally big, proud and ready for the future.

At any one time our members, workplace reps, campaign staff and officials are involved in campaigns from one end of our State to the next. Our campaigns cover a wide range of issues, industries and employers.

Whether it's a national campaign that impacts on tens of thousands of workers, or a campaign in a work site that involves less than ten workers, the AWU will be there with you.

The success of our campaign efforts relies on the active involvement of our members. When we stand should to shoulder, Union proud, it's very hard to ignore what we have to say. Just ask Howard what happens when you try to ignore what union members have to say.

Acquired Awareness Traffic Management Night Work Dispute Register Click here to complete the AWU's survey of members. For further information, please contact AWU Organiser Jim Wilson on 0419 765 952
The Fair Work Commission has made the decision to drastically reduce Sunday penalty rates and on public holidays for workers in retail, hospitality and fast food industries. This is a devastating outcome – these cuts will have a real and tangible impact on AWU members working in these industries. For example, a full-time retail worker working weekends will lose $2,000 per year. Importantly, this decision may also pave the way for employers to argue that Sunday penalty rates and public holiday rates should be cut in other industries. The AWU has launched a campaign entitled PENALTY RATES...
AWU REACHES IN-PRINCIPLE AGREEMENT ON EB9 BARGAINING On Thursday, 22 December 2016, the Director-General of Queensland Health made a significant offer to the AWU and delegates to reach in-principle agreement on EB9 bargaining. AWU Delegates met on Friday 23 December 2016 and have unanimously endorsed support for the offer. Key provisions of the offer are outlined below: 2.5% per annum over 3 years Operative date of 1 September 2016 (back paid after certification) NO outsourcing of ANY existing operational services. Priority given to long-casuals and temps when filling permanent positions (...
QNI Medical Assessent Register The QNI Yabulu Refinery is classified as a Major Hazard Facility due to its storage of large quantities of chemicals, fuels and other regulated hazardous materials. As part of QNI’s Termination Employment Standard (YHR2003), Exit Medicals are to ordinarily be provided to all employees upon termination. It is our understanding that no employees terminated at QNI in 2015-2016 have undertaken the requisite Exit Medical. Although this Standard forms part of the internal policies of QNI, it is our view that a duty is owed to these workers to ensure that their health...

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Acquired Awareness Traffic Management Night Work Dispute Register Click here to complete the AWU's survey of members. For further information, please contact AWU Organiser Jim Wilson on 0419 765 952
The Fair Work Commission has made the decision to drastically reduce Sunday penalty rates and on public holidays for workers in retail, hospitality and fast food industries. This is a devastating outcome – these cuts will have a real and tangible impact on AWU members working in these industries. For example, a full-time retail worker working weekends will lose $2,000 per year. Importantly, this decision may also pave the way for employers to argue that Sunday penalty rates and public holiday rates should be cut in other industries. The AWU has launched a campaign entitled PENALTY RATES...
AWU REACHES IN-PRINCIPLE AGREEMENT ON EB9 BARGAINING On Thursday, 22 December 2016, the Director-General of Queensland Health made a significant offer to the AWU and delegates to reach in-principle agreement on EB9 bargaining. AWU Delegates met on Friday 23 December 2016 and have unanimously endorsed support for the offer. Key provisions of the offer are outlined below: 2.5% per annum over 3 years Operative date of 1 September 2016 (back paid after certification) NO outsourcing of ANY existing operational services. Priority given to long-casuals and temps when filling permanent positions (...
QNI Medical Assessent Register The QNI Yabulu Refinery is classified as a Major Hazard Facility due to its storage of large quantities of chemicals, fuels and other regulated hazardous materials. As part of QNI’s Termination Employment Standard (YHR2003), Exit Medicals are to ordinarily be provided to all employees upon termination. It is our understanding that no employees terminated at QNI in 2015-2016 have undertaken the requisite Exit Medical. Although this Standard forms part of the internal policies of QNI, it is our view that a duty is owed to these workers to ensure that their health...