Welcome to the February eWorker for 2018 Looking at the year ahead, the challenges continue to highlight just how important it is for working people to stand together in strength as part of the Union. Right now, workers throughout this country are experiencing the single greatest relative decline in living standards since the recession of 1990/1991. Wages growth has stagnated, whilst at the same time living costs (particularly domestic energy costs) have skyrocketed...
Long time AWU Bluescope Lysaght senior site Delegate John Sulejmani retired on Friday 12 January 2018 after 26 years employment with Bluescope Steel and more than 25 years as an AWU member. The Lysaght site at Archerfield shut down operations at lunch time on his last day of employment to hold a sausage sizzle and presentation to celebrate Johns working history with Bluescope Steel. John’s supportive wife Viv came along to help celebrate the occasion (some thought to...
Following extensive negotiations with Coles, the AWU has agreed on a new proposed Enterprise Agreement. AWU representatives have been working hard to secure a wage structure that protects existing staff and ensure wage increases into the future. Click here for information about this proposed new Coles Supermarkets Agreement. Click here to view a full copy of the proposed Coles Supermarkets Enterprise Agreement. We encourage AWU members working at Coles to take the time...
Ballots started arriving at home addresses of eligible QUU employees from Monday 22nd January 2018. QUU AWU members are encouraged to look out for an envelope from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) with their ballot papers in their home mailbox. AWU members are encouraged to vote YES for industrial action. With a majority voting YES, AWU members will be able to take protected industrial in support of better jobs security and take home pay in the EBA currently...
Welcome to the December eWorker As 2017 draws to a close, we reflect on some of the significant events and issues over the past year. Earlier in the year, a great number of AWU members and their families once again proudly marched to celebrate the achievements of working people at more than a dozen Labour Day events across Queensland. In July we broadened our relationship with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers to make sure that all of our Queensland members have access to a...
MHPS is using an administrative error of the Fair Work Commission to ram through a new Agreement to reduce the pay and conditions for their employees. The company is doing this at a time when many of their employees will not be eligible to have a say by taking part in the ballot process. AWU members are rightfully angry that their employer would try to use this administrative error to get out of this agreement to deny all MHPS employees, including casuals, a say in...
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