The Australian Workers Union (AWU) says the union hopes the Dreamworld Inquest currently underway will expose the culture of secrecy and the findings will address the behaviours of Dreamworld Management and the Regulator. AWU Acting Branch Secretary Steve Baker said union members have been concerned about the Dreamworld’s approach to safety matters. “The AWU has taken a proactive role in pursuing these safety concerns about safety with Dreamworld Management,” Steve...
Asbestos and Dust Disease specialist lawyers Maurice Blackburn recently settled a claim for the estate of a union member who died as a result of asbestos related lung cancer. Tony* a 60 year old Council worker was diagnosed with asbestos related lung cancer in January 2017 after being exposed during his many years of employment laying old asbestos cement water pipes and being near and in asbestos lined telephony pits. Despite being told by doctors to seek legal advice,...
In light of Logan City Council’s recent revised offer, AWU officials will be at the following Depots next week for members to vote on whether to take protected industrial action and the form it may take. The meetings will be held next week at each of the following Depot locations, dates and times: Wednesday 6 th June 2018 6:00am at the Marsden Depot Thursday 7 th June 2018 6:00am at the Queens Road Depot 10:00 at the Chatwynd Street Treatment Plant Friday 8 th June 2018...
In light of Cairns Regional Council’s recent revised offer, AWU officials will be at the following Depots on Tuesday 1 st May 2018 for members to vote on whether to take protected industrial action and the form it may take. The meetings will be on Tuesday 1st May 2018 at each of the following Depot locations and times: Babinda Depot at 6.30am Martin St Depot at 6.30am Macnamara St at 6.30am Magazine Street at 12.30pm Gordonvale Depot at 3.30pm Stratford Depot at 3.30pm...
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...
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