Axing Penalty Rates Hurts Workers & Fails to Deliver Jobs Research has revealed something Unions have known all along - the move by the Fair Work Commission and backed by the Federal Turnbull Government to cut penalty rates has failed to deliver any new jobs or more shifts for existing workers in hospitality and retail. This was the argument used by some in the retail and hospitality sectors for the cutting of penalty rates. Working people know this has been a...
Join your fellow AWU members at the 2018 Labour Day Marches right across Queensland. This year's march is part of the 12 Days of Action, campaigning to Change the Rules for more secure jobs and better pay. Working people need a wage rise and secure work. We need to change the rules to give all working people the basic rights they need to improve their living standards. Join the Labour Day march as part of the 12 Days of Action to show your support. There will be "AWU...
AWU National President & Queensland President Marina Chambers and Acting Southern District Secretary Mark Raguse welcomed the announcement by Reinmetall Australia Managing Director Gary Stewart and Minister Cameron Dick that Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s highly-anticipated Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence and Australia-New Zealand headquarters will be built at Redbank Industrial Estate near Ipswich. The AWU welcomes this announcement as a boost for high-...
The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Queensland Government to release more land for domestic gas supply as a much-needed win for local jobs. Steve Baker, Acting Secretary of the AWU in Queensland says this announcement provides a lifeline to Incitec Pivot at Gibson Island, where gas is crucial to the company’s manufacturing production. Central Petroleum and Incitec Pivot have a memorandum of understanding, including gas supply to...
Bob's life was dedicated to his Union as a member, an Organiser for six years and then as District Secretary for 23 years. He also served on the AWU’s National Executive including in the role of AWU National Vice President until 2013 and was awarded Life Membership of the AWU in 2009. Bob loved nothing more than being in the arena fighting to improve the lives of his members. His love of cooking was legendary - his authentic Italian recipes are treasured by those he...
Vale Bob Boscacci We recently lost an AWU great with the passing of Bob Boscacci. Bob's life was dedicated to his Union as a member, an Organiser for six years and then as District Secretary for 23 years. He also served on the AWU’s National Executive including in the role of AWU National Vice President until 2013 and was awarded Life Membership of the AWU. Bob loved nothing more than being in the arena fighting to improve the lives of his members. His love of cooking...
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