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

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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 >

National party members are betraying their constituents if they overturn the uranium mining ban in NSW. comment

The Electrical Trades Union is calling on state politicians to stand against the proposed One Nation bill to overturn the uranium mining ban in NSW. Read More >

New mutual state licensing scheme could have dangerous consequences if applied to electrical trades comment

The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) says the electrical industry should be exempt from the proposed Automatic Mutual Recognition of licenses whilst differences exist in electrical legislation between jurisdictions. Read More >

Victoria rides the pandemic's second wave comment

As Victoria battles against its second wave of COVID-19, the electrical industry remains open, safe and going strong, in no small part due to the efforts of the union. Read More >

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