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Media release: NBN should have been done properly the first time comment

The Liberals have finally admitted they botched the NBN when they built it to the node rather than the home. The Communications Minister will today confirm fibre optic cable will be expanded to a further two million homes at a cost of $3.5 billion.   Read More >

Media release: Morrison energy plan is more hot air comment

Scott Morrison’s latest energy plan is another roadblock on Australia’s path to a job-rich, clean energy future. Read More >

Virgin Unions win court application to protect members' confidentiality comment

As you may be aware the ACTU Virgin Unions Group have secured an order from Justice Middleton of the Federal Court of Australia to ensure the confidentiality of unions on the voting and records of last week's 2nd creditors meeting.  A copy of these orders can be found here.    Read More >

RT HEALTH IS UNDER THREAT comment

Railway & Transport Health fund (RT Health) is under threat of being privatized, prioritising the interests of shareholders instead of its members.   Read More >

Unions support their members through the bushfire crisis comment

The ETU was proud to support long time member Matthew Kidson with assistance from our bushfire relief fund when his house burnt down on one of the hottest days of the year. Read More >

ETU Women’s committee celebrates first year of affirmative action comment

This month the National Women’s committee celebrated a successful first year of affirmative action. Read More >

Huge win for hundreds of ETU members in WA comment

ECM, one of the largest electrical contracting companies in WA went bankrupt in 2019, leaving 400 workers with unpaid wages and entitlements. Read More >

Union membership could restore power to our youth. comment

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, media reports and studies frequently showed that young people are increasingly worse off economically than previous generations since the global financial crisis.   Read More >

Construction Unions Stand Up for workers’ rights during COVID-19 comment

Unions had a win this month standing up to employer groups who tried to use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to water down worker entitlements in the building and construction industries. Read More >

Attention all Virgin Australia members. comment

Important information about the voluntary administration process, proxies and representation at the upcoming 2nd creditors meeting. Read More >

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