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

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Report shows Offshore wind would create thousands of good jobs comment

A new report shows offshore wind would create thousands of good jobs and provide a Just Transition for workers in the fossil fuel industries. Read More >

ETU fights proposed security bill comment

A proposed security infrastructure bill will intrude on the privacy of 1.5 million Australian workers, including workers in the power industry. Read More >

ETU wins over $140K for apprentices in WA comment

Since late 2020, the WA Branch of the ETU has fought hard on behalf of Electrical apprentices to win back wages stolen by some of the biggest companies in the state.   Read More >

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 >

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