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Nuclear? No thanks! Civil society groups join global call for a renewable energy future comment

As Prime Minister Scott Morrison heads to Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit, leading Australian civil society groups have thrown their weight behind a new global rejection of nuclear power. Read More >

Finalists announced for the 2021 ETU Apprentice of the Year comment

Please join us in congratulating our six finalists for the 2021 ETU Apprentice of the Year competition! Read More >

Increase training and wages, not immigration comment

Scott Morrison and Dominic Perrottet should concentrate on increasing skills, wages and conditions in the electrical trades sector rather than importing cut price labour from overseas the Electrical Trades Union said today.. Read More >

Media release: BHP should leave the health decisions to workers

The ETU/CEPU is critical of BHP’s announcement that it will require all workers and guests on BHP sites to be vaccinated, with no prior consultation with workers or unions. Read More >

Nowhere to go – next steps and how to get involved comment

In September our Union held a follow-up workshop with union members and non-members around Australia to discuss next steps for the ‘Nowhere to Go’ campaign. Read More >

Offshore wind finally on the federal agenda

The Maritime Union of Australia and Electrical Trades Union welcomed the introduction of an Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill to parliament this month after more than two years of advocating for exploration of offshore renewables potential in Australian waters.   Read More >

AUKUS submarine deal will destroy jobs and create a nuclear-sized problem

The newly announced AUKUS deal will reduce Australian jobs and sovereign capability and could be a dangerous step towards lifting Australia’s prohibition on nuclear. Read More >

Big win for workers at Serco comment

After over a year of tough negotiations that ended up in protected action, ETU members at Serco won a much-improved three-year agreement. ETU WA organiser Andy Giddens shares the story... Read More >

ETU apprentices: overcoming new challenges in 2021 comment

This year has presented many challenges, particularly for apprentices at TAFE affected by the current lockdown. Read More >

Cbus delivers record returns comment

The Cbus Super Growth (MySuper) option return* for this year is 19.34% for members. This is the highest annual return for our growth option in the 37 year history of the fund. Read More >

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