ETU National News

Joint Union Statement - Qantas CEO

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Following the decision last week by Alan Joyce, Qantas CEO to sack 5,000 workers, the ACTU and your union called a crisis meeting to find out why they are pursuing a strategy of savage job cuts.  Read more here  
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QANTAS - Matt Murphy's Update

Friday, February 28, 2014

I just got out of the meeting with Qantas' senior management.  The main points are:  
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Training and enforcement of safety regulations to address NBN asbestos dangers

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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Low Paid Workers-Winners

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Australian workers' right to be paid a decent wage for working unsociable hours has been reinforced with the Fair Work Commission today comprehensively rejecting an employer push to scrap penalty rates. 
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Peter Tighe wins OH&S Campaigner of the Year!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

 At the annual ACTU National Union Awards,  Peter Tighe was awarded Occupational Health and Safety Campaigner of the year. 
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Asbestos Campaign

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

‘Safe at Work’ site 
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Changes to the 457 Visa Program

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Government has announced some long overdue improvements to the 457 visa program. Full details are not yet finalised but changes reflect issues unions have been identifying for a number of years, and more recently, in the collective involvement on the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration of which the CEPU, ACTU, CFMEU, and AMWU are on the Council. 
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Latest ME Bank survey shows insecure work and cost of living hitting Australian households

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Newman Government creates new blueprint for Liberal attacks on services, jobs and rights at work

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Newman Government in Queensland has made massive cuts to public sector jobs and services.  These cuts include slashing the jobs of nurses, doctors and other health services.  If this continues it is feared the Northern Territory government may also follow suit. Read the ACTU media release here which goes into more detail and voices fears that Tony Abbott’s Liberals will seek another $50-70 billion cost cuts if they win the next election.  
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Australians want the Government to step up and remove all asbestos!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

The ACTU has conducted a poll on what Australians want the government to do about the continuing presence of asbestos in homes and schools. Two-thirds of the respondents to the poll believe the Government should aim to remove all asbestos from homes and schools by 2030.  
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