Construction Unions Stand Up for workers’ rights during COVID-19
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.
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.
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
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
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 >
Your superannuation increase is under threat
The Government is threatening to use the cover of coronavirus to ruin your retirement.
Union EBA delivers 10% pay rise and income protection for tree trimmers
Around 40 workers at vegetation control company Asplundh in NSW received an immediate $1.50 per hour pay rise this month after negotiating a union EBA.Read More >
TasNetworks contractor charged for assaulting union officials
Owner of A1 Trees, Leigh Winwood, attacked CEPU officials outside his company’s headquarters in Tasmania this month during an industrial dispute.Read More >
Interstate workers dodging quarantine could put lives and livelihoods at risk
The Electrical Trades Unions says that state governments are allowing ‘essential’ workers to travel between states without the mandatory 14-day quarantine or getting tested for COVID-19, potentially exposing workers around the country to the virus.Read More >
ETU welcomes apprentice funding package, but more is needed
The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) cautiously welcomes the federal government’s $2B commitment to improve funding subsidies for 100,000 apprentice jobs and support a vocational training program but warns more is needed and faster.Read More >