The Australian Federal Election has now been called for Saturday 18th May 2019 - and working Australians have a choice about the future direction for the country. Under the current LNP Federal Government, we've seen growth in wages slow to a halt while living costs go up and up. Employers are in a race to the bottom when it comes to wages, turning good full-time jobs into insecure casual jobs. And hundreds of thousands of retail and hospitality workers are now paid less...
AWU MEMBERS FORCED TO TAKE INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN FIGHT FOR FAIR WAGES 26th March 2019 The Australian Workers' Union (AWU) says members at Cassowary Coast Regional Council have been forced to take industrial action to fight for a fair wage increase. AWU members at Cassowary Coast Regional Council will down tools and walk off the job from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 27th March 2019) for 12 hours to pursue their wages claim. AWU Queensland Branch Secretary Steve Baker said...
Did you know about half of all adult Australians don’t have a Will, of which 34% want a will but “just haven’t got around to it.” Maurice Blackburn has had a 30 year history of providing free standard Wills to union members and their spouses. We’d like to take this opportunity to let you know that Maurice Blackburn has now developed an Online Will service that is easy to use and fast, so you can no longer put off preparing your free standard Will. The move to an Online...
Industry super fund-owned bank ME offers some tips to curb poor credit habits and enjoy a prosperous 2019. Credit cards can be an extremely handy cash management tool. However, research by ME has found 70% of Australian card holders have developed some poor habits around credit card use. We look at five behaviours you should avoid to get more from your credit card in 2019. 1. Carrying ongoing card debt One in four (27%) card holders admit to not paying off their credit...
Welcome to the first edition of the eWorker for 2019. It's already shaping up to be a big year for the Union and the Union movement more broadly as we stand together to fight for a fair go for workers. We're seeing that more and more employers are trying to increase their profit margins by stagnating workers' wages and outsourcing jobs to private contractors for cheaper pay. It's becoming a race to the bottom for too many big businesses when it comes to their employees...
The AWU is Australia’s most historic and diverse blue-collar trade union. As members, we should all be proud of that. With National Conference 2019 just around the corner, we are asking members to help us celebrate the diverse group of working people that make up our great union. That's why we're asking members to send us a short video highlighting the incredible work you do every day. We are asking members to be creative in demonstrating the incredible work they do on...
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