Message from Barry Watson, AWU Senior Industrial Officer You are invited to take part in a meeting of AWU members who are covered by the State Government Entities Certified Agreement which is set down for Wednesday 24 th October 2018 via teleconference. The purpose of the meeting is: to provide an update on the negotiations; and to consider taking protected industrial action. AWU Member Teleconference Meeting 10:00am Wednesday 24th October 2018 To take part in the...
Message from Tony Beers, Acting Central District Secretary, The Australian Workers' Union Queensland Branch. In light of Gladstone Regional Council’s recent offer, AWU officials will be holding Combined Union meetings with members to vote on protected industrial action including what forms on action members want to take. The meetings will be on Thursday 30 th August at the following times and locations: 0800 – 0930 – Gladstone Lyons Street Depot 1000 – 1130 – Calliope...
MESSAGE TO AWU MEMBERS AT IPSWICH CITY COUNCIL: Have your say on the Agreement and Industrial Action In light of Ipswich City Council’s recent offer, AWU officials will be holding a meeting for members to vote on whether to accept the Council’s latest offer or to take protected industrial action and the form it may take. The meeting will be on Tuesday 28 th August from 7am-8am at Grandstand and Grounds at North Ipswich Reserve (43 The Terrace, North Ipswich) Could...
The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) says Union members at Cairns Regional Council (CRC) are downing tools and taking industrial action this Friday 10 th August and Monday 13 th August to push for fair pay and conditions in their new Enterprise Agreement. To send a message to Mayor Bob Manning and the Council, AWU members from Cairns Regional Council will be taking strike action, with a Council-wide walkout of Union members over the two days and mass rally outside the...
Earlier this month, I was elected the Queensland Branch Executive of the Australian Workers’ Union to the roles of AWUEQ and AWU Queensland Branch Secretary when Ben Swan announced he would be stepping down on 20th July. It is a great honour to be elected to these positions in this Union which has nearly 130 years of history of standing up for a fair go for working people. As Ben Swan retires as Branch Secretary, I wish to pay tribute to his work in the Union for the...
The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) has announced that Steve Baker will become the new Queensland Branch Secretary after current Branch Secretary Ben Swan informed the Union of his intention to resign from the position later this month. On 3 rd July 2018, Ben Swan notified the Queensland Branch Executive of his intention to resign as Branch Secretary on 20 th July 2018. An AWU member for twenty-nine years, Ben Swan will retire as Branch Secretary after working in the...
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