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 >
Schindler’s lift workers fight hard for a victory in Norway
Last week at the National Lift Industry Conference in Hobart, ETU and CEPU delegates heard from Markus Hansen, the President of the Norwegian Elevator Constructors Union, about a union-busting attempt by the largest elevator company in Norway, Schindler.Read More >
ETU Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination
Aussie jobs targeted under cover of COVID
The Electrical Trades Union has slammed a Federal Government report it says will destroy Australian jobs by using COVID-19 as a cover to open the floodgates on skilled migration.
Fukushima nuclear disaster 10th anniversary: Global crisis has clear local lessons
“On the anniversary of the Fukushima meltdown, our thoughts are with the workers and local communities who were exposed to toxic radiation from the nuclear disaster,” said Allen Hicks, National Secretary, Electrical Trades Union (ETU) and the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU).Read More >
MEDIA RELEASE: Demerger Disgrace
The Electrical Trades Union's Divisional Executive condemns Tony Maher's deal with Christian Porter that sets working Australians and unions back decades.
Cbus fighting for members
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!
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
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 >