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. Same Job Same Pay legislation is good for job security and good for wages. It means that every single council in Queensland would be forced to pay all their employees...
19 th July 2019 The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) Queensland Branch Secretary Steve Baker said the union’s primary concerns are for the worker injured in yesterday’s quarry incident in Cooktown. “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,” Steve said. “The AWU wants to see yesterday’s incident thoroughly investigated by the mining regulator to get to the bottom...
18th July 2019 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. “Our hearts go out to the man who was critically injured while at work at a quarry in Cooktown, as well as his his family, friends and work colleagues,” Steve Baker said. “This recent incident highlights the need for all parties to work together to make workplaces safer. “Every worker should...
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. “Today representatives from the AWU attended an urgent crisis...
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. The Package has two main changes that may affect you. The first change is that members of choice super products...
Our hearts go out to the family, workmates and friends of the miner tragically killed at work last week. Six deaths of Queensland miners in the last twelve months are unacceptable and it’s clear more needs to be done to prevent deaths and injuries of mine workers. All workers in Queensland have the right to go to work and come home safe and unharmed at the end of their shift. Sadly, this coal miner was deprived of that basic right. As far as we’re concerned, one death...
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