ETU National News

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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“It’s time”: national secretary of major Australian trade union passes role to “younger, fitter, faster” leader

Tuesday, July 23, 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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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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Allen Hick’s Address to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee Senate

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Mailing list litigation delivers peace of mind to ETU members

Friday, October 19, 2012

In a move the ETU National Office says will deliver peace of mind to members across the country, the ETU’s Victorian Branch Secretary has undertaken to destroy any national mailing list of ETU members to which he had access.  
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Letter to ETU Members from Peter Tighe

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Peter Tighe has written a letter to ETU members in response to the disappointing Victorian newsletter sent by Dean Mighell, the Secretary of the ETU Victoria Division, earlier this month. 
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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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An Important Notice for all ETU Members!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

There has been a lot of media over the last few days about overseas skilled labour.   
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Dad and Partner Pay (DaPP) - The Facts

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Paid Parental Leave and Other Legislation Amendment (Dad and Partner Pay) Bill 2012 was passed on Wednesday 27 June. The union movement has campaigned for Paid Parental Leave including paid secondary carer’s leave for over 30 years. 
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