Thank you to the well over one thousand AWU Members who took the time to complete our survey on making Christmas Eve a public holiday after 6pm! Over ninety-nine per cent of members responded in favour of making Christmas Eve night a public holiday, with many taking the time to tell us just how much having a Christmas Eve night public holiday would mean to them and their families. Read the AWU's submission here . Here's what some AWU members had to say in support of the...
The Queensland Labor Party Conference voted to stand up for workers right across Queensland by supporting the AWU's campaign for Same Job Same Pay Laws for workers in the state jurisdiction. Now, workers getting ripped off by dodgy labour hire companies are one step closer to getting paid what they deserve. This is a huge win - but we're not done yet. Sign the AWU's petition below to help us secure a better deal for Queensland Workers. Read more about the AWU's Same Job...
Dear AWU Member, On behalf of the entire AWU, our hearts go out to the family, friends, and workmates of the AWU member tragically killed in Tully over the weekend. Our thoughts are also with the two cane train drivers who are also AWU members and have also been directly affected by this terrible tragedy. We want AWU members like you to know you have the Union’s full support at this time – this incident affects all at Tully Mill and the broader community. Everybody...
Thanks to the hard work of unions, the Palaszczuk State Government has committed to making Christmas Eve night a public holiday, ensuring Queensland workers are paid fairly for giving up time with friends and family on one of the busiest nights of the year. Unfortunately, big companies and employer groups are already doing everything they can to try and put a stop to is – meaning Queensland workers could still miss out on this vital change. To help get this over the...
As you may be aware, Clive Palmer has agreed to settle the dispute about Queensland Nickel on 3 August 2019, the summary of the terms of settlement including the: payment of outstanding superannuation entitlements; and any further outstanding wages owed to his employees. The funds have been received and will be disbursed to the employees that are owed wages, and superannuation. Queensland Nickel will be paying the outstanding amounts into the bank accounts that were...
On Sunday, 28 July 2019 at 9:30 am, three MSF Gordonvale Mill workers were involved in a horrific workplace incident at Little Mulgrave in Far North Queensland, leaving one worker dead and two seriously injured. Brett Quinn was fatally electrocuted after a crane collided with overhead powerlines and Trevor Cole is seriously injured after running to help Brett. Trevor is currently in an induced coma with multiple injuries to this body and expected to be hospitalised for...

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