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Format: 23/07/2019
Format: 23/07/2019
Local Government workers do a tough job, yet too often face getting ripped off by Councils through dodgy labour hire arrangements.
That’s why we’re pushing for the State Government to introduce ‘Same Job Same Pay’ legislation to make sure that no one can be ripped off by dodgy temporary work arrangements.

Our number one concern is for the welfare of the young man injured working at a Cooktown quarry yesterday – and the welfare of his family and friends.


The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) Queensland Branch Secretary Steve Baker said reports of another serious injury of a worker at a quarry site is devastating news.


Since the tragic death of a miner last week, The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) has been taking the fight to the State Government to urgently introduce better safety regulations for Queensland Mines.

AWU Queensland Branch Secretary Steve Baker said the first priority is fighting so that every Queensland worker can go to work knowing they’ll be able to head home safe to their family at the end of every shift.


How will the new superannuation laws affect your death and disability insurance?

On 1 July 2019, the Federal Government’s Protecting Your Super Package Act comes into effect. This follows on from the banking Royal Commission which showed that many bank-owned super funds were deducting excessive fees from account balances, despite providing substandard services. The Package is designed to protect account holders from this happening again.