Are you asbestos aware?
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 >
Williamstown Railyard workers win fight against casualisation
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 >
Apprentice of the year 2021
Western Power workers fight for fair compensation in extreme conditions
Since August last year, workers at Western Power in WA have been negotiating a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) to improve staffing on regional depots and receive fair compensation for working in extreme weather conditions and working through their unpaid lunch breaks.Read More >
Australia’s electricity infrastructure undermined by $1 billion per year underinvestment
The resilience of Australia’s electricity infrastructure is being undermined by a chronic pattern of underinvestment in maintenance and upkeep, the result of rent-seeking by private electricity producers and a deeply flawed regulatory system.Read More >
Are you being underpaid during your apprenticeship?
ETU organisers regularly hear stories about apprentices being underpaid, ripped off and exploited. As an industry, and as a union, we need to work together to ensure that apprentices are protected and being paid what they’re owed.Read More >
ETU Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination
Apprentice wage rates
ETU knocks off baseline agreement!
Unions fought back this month against a dodgy labour hire agreement, winning an appeal to stop it at the Fair Work Commission (FWC).Read More >
Important updates for apprentices
Funding for apprentices and young people in the recently announced federal budget falls short of Australia’s needs, and leaves public institutions like TAFE out in the cold.Read More >