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ETU Now is the home for the latest news from the ETU around the country. 

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Are you asbestos aware? comment

Asbestos is one of the most hazardous materials present in buildings throughout Australia. It lurks in many materials that electricians work with and can be found in over 3000 products. Are you confident you know how to deal with asbestos? Read More >

ETU WIN for electrical safety in NSW! comment

Electrical occupations exempted from dangerous Automatic Mutual Recognition legislation in NSW Read More >

Attempts to legalise nuclear are a dangerous and expensive distraction comment

This month, the NSW Productivity commission released a white paper which included the absurd recommendation to lift the ban on nuclear power generation in NSW.  Read More >

ENERGY SUPER – Combine your super all in one place comment

With 2021 under way, now’s a great time to check up on your superannuation account – especially if you have money in more than one account or haven’t checked for any super that you may have lost. Read More >

Vale Neville Betts 1957-2021 comment

The ETU lost one of its true giants with the passing of former ETU NSW & ACT Branch organiser and Assistant Secretary Neville Betts. Read More >

Williamstown Railyard workers win fight against casualisation comment

More than 70 ETU members at the Williamstown Railyard, together with their colleagues from other unions on site have struck a blow against casualisation, reaching an in-principle agreement that brings a long-running dispute to an end. Read More >

UK Free Trade Deal Sells out Aussie Workers comment

Scott Morrison’s proposed UK free trade deal with Boris Johnson cuts the legs out from under Australian workers, removing key labour market protections and giving British firms a fifteen year head start through lower tariffs. Read More >

Expensive and dangerous: Nuclear doesn’t stack up comment

Lifting the ban on nuclear power generation in NSW using unproven small-scale reactors will only push up power bills, damage the environment and compromise safety, according to the Electrical Trades Union. Read More >

SAPN workers fight against a 20% pay cut! comment

SA Power workers are fighting against a 20% pay cut for all new employees in the company.  This month they’ve taken industrial action to show the energy company that they’re serious about standing up for their rights. Read More >

Unions call for safer conditions in the lift industry comment

Recently, tragic deaths in the lift industry in Australia and abroad have highlighted the need for safer conditions for workers. Read More >

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