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Cbus fighting for members comment

The government wants to change superannuation so that workers will be stapled to their first fund. This could leave building and construction workers new to the industry stuck in a fund that won’t cover them if tragedy strikes. Read More >

ETU defends apprentice’s pay and contract! comment

The ETU National legal team stood up for an apprentice this month whose employer tried to vary the terms of her contract of employment and lower her rates of pay. Read More >

An update on Automatic Mutual Recognition of Licensing comment

This month, we asked our members on social media to have their say about the government’s proposed Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) scheme ahead of its planned implementation in July 2021. Read More >

Update on our fight to stop Morrison’s Omnibus Bill comment

 With your help, we’ve made lots of progress, but we won’t stop until the whole bill is defeated. Read More >

MEDIA RELEASE: Unions call on Senators to stop Morrison’s IR Omnibus Bill comment

National construction, maritime and electrical unions are calling on Senate crossbenchers to stand up forworking people and reject the Morrison Government’s anti-worker IR Omnibus Bill. Read More >

ETU assists Rappville recovery from horrific bushfires comment

The ETU has donated $40K from our National Bushfire Relief Fund towards the community of Rappville, a town that was badly damaged by the bushfires last summer. The northern NSW town lost 23 homes in the fires and one of two local sawmills. Read More >

ETU supports Kangaroo Island community through its Bushfire Relief Fund comment

This month the ETU donated $10K to community sporting clubs on Kangaroo Island from our National Bushfire Relief Fund. Read More >

Restoring workers’ power at South32 comment

Workers at South32 are uniting to stand up against unfair conditions. Read More >

SA CEPU member awarded the 2020 Bob Donnelly Award comment

This month, CEPU SA delegate Brenton Jack was presented with the 2020 Bob Donnelly Award for his dedication to his fellow union members. Read More >

The Crown Casino: A thriving project comment

As one of Australia’s biggest commercial construction projects nears completion, the Union reflects on the positive experiences of both workers and companies when all parties come to the table willing to collaborate. Read More >

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