ETU National News

Stand up for Australian jobs and training opportunities

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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MEDIA RELEASE: English Language Test for workers on 457 visa about safety, not politics

Monday, March 24, 2014

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MEDIA RELEASE: Concerns over reduced work safety standards as Abbott Government removes 457 visa safeguards

Friday, March 21, 2014

Licensed electricians fear workplace safety standards will be compromised by the watering down of 457 visa requirements, allowing an influx of international workers without proper monitoring and assessment.

The Electrical Trades Union said licensed tradesmen fear the risks associated with workers who have not been appropriately trained and licensed to Australian standards, which may result in actions that put themselves or others at risk. Read more here 
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Charlotte's Law: Tougher Cyber Bullying Legislation

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Comrades, we ask that the Australian and State Governments introduce cyber-bullying laws to tackle serious online abuse – not just for kids, but for adults too. The police need the resources to be able to enforce them, and act against those who relentlessly harass others online. 
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A Message from the National Secretary

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

An urgent message to all ETU Members from Allen Hicks, the National Secretary can be viewed here.  
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Stop the NSW Power Sell Off

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Selling our electricity network is bad policy!
Union Members please take action today and email your local MP. 
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The Not4Sale Campaign

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls announces the Governments intention to sell assets to pay down debt. Assets on the block include: 
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FirstEnergy Locks Out Utility Workers in US

Friday, November 29, 2013

Three days before the US 'Thanks Giving' holiday – one of the largest electric power corporations in the US, First Energy has locked out 150 members of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA).  
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Electrician killed whilst restoring power in the wake of typoon Haiyan

Friday, November 15, 2013

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