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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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Vale John Keogh

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Kris Keogh spoke on the loss of his father John, who passed away recently to cancer. His father was a union delegate for more than 30 years, an unpaid position he did proudly, on top of his job as an electrician.

He negotiated Enterprise Bargaining Agreements on behalf of his fellow workmates, helping them secure wages and conditions that would be the envy of most other workplaces.

He would go in to bat when one of his workmates was in trouble, saving the jobs of more than a few of them over the years.

He found his niche; his area of specialty where he could help out and make a difference for those around him.

Unity is strength, my father would say.

Over the last few weeks I've heard amazing stories from my dad and his mates of what can be achieved by working together and helping each other out.

For example, back in 1981, waged workers at Nabalco were on strike for three months, pushing for pay and conditions similar to the salaried staff.

The striking workers were broke, with barely enough money for food, but wouldn't give in. Anyone with a boat would go out and fish all day, before heading to the town oval at dusk to share the day's catch amongst the strikers and their families.

They won in the end. A beautiful example of people working together for a common benefit. 
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Use of 457 guest workers on National Broadband Network

Friday, March 08, 2013

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Full Federal Court Restores Democracy in ETU

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Today’s overturning by the Full Court of the Federal Court, of a ruling that had resulted in the disenfranchisement of some 17,000 members of the NSW Branch is a huge win for the union, ETU National Secretary Peter Tighe said today. 
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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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Overseas Migration Issues – The Facts!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Election Results – Tighe/Hicks Win

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Tighe/Hicks United National ETU Team has won the national ETU election. Peter Tighe has been re-elected Divisional Secretary and Allen Hicks has been elected as the new Assistant Divisional Secretary.
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Nominations Open in Divisional Elections

Monday, July 04, 2011

Nominations open today for the elections of officers of the Electrical, Energy and Services Division in all States. 
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