NUW Workers picket Caltex Greed

NUW members at the Lytton Caltex Refinery are continuing their strike action into its second week following an attempt by Caltex to cut their wages by 15 per cent.

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PPL changes hit vulnerable young families

The federal Coalition can expect a major community campaign for putting tax cuts for millionaires and corporations ahead of paid parental leave for young families, Queensland unions say.

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State government should follow SA lead on labour hire licensing

Queensland unions want the State Government to follow South Australia’s lead and introduce licensing of labour hire firms.

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Statement on land sales plan

The Queensland Council of Unions is not opposed to the plan announced today to sell surplus state land as these assets produce no income for the state, no jobs for Queenslanders and provide no services.

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'One size fits all' risks workers' pay on penalty rates

Queensland unions have warned that any Fair Work Commission proposals on penalty rates must ensure no worker is left worse off by a push to simplify the system.

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Rally concerns highlight need for inquiry into corporate attack on wages and conditions

Concerns over a concerted corporate strategy to erode workers’ wages and conditions sparked yesterday’s thousand-strong community march to Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) headquarters in Fortitude Valley.

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Workers give green light to changes reversing Newman Bleijie attack

Workers have given the green light to new state industrial relations laws which restore fairness to workers’ rights and representation.

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Unions support IR laws repairing damage to workers' rights from Newman Bleijie years

Queensland unions are backing industrial relations laws that restore workers’ rights and conditions after the full-scale attack by the former Newman-Bleijie government.

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Bleijie up to old tricks attacking safety at work

The LNP’s shadow Industrial Relations spokesperson Jarrod Bleijie is today attempting to torpedo a law that stop companies outsourcing responsibility for workplace safety to third parties.

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Letter to the Editor: Looking forward to the Treasurer widening his focus onto the 'taxed-nots'

Queensland Unions will continue to make comment about ensuring a fair and equitable society in Australia - especially around the issue of taxation and provision of public services like health and education.

QCU General Secretary Ros McLennan submitted this letter to the editor in response to comments from federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, and it was published in The Courier-Mail on 26 August 2016.

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