Protecting penalty rates pivotal to arresting wages growth slump

Queensland Unions have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to show leadership on protecting penalty rates as slowing wages growth threatens Australia’s economic future.

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Looming penalty rates decision clouds iconic public holidays

The Turnbull government’s silence over the approaching decision on penalty rates clouds the future of iconic public holidays such as People’s Day at the Ekka, unions say.

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Queensland unions stand with CUB workers in Abbotsford

Queensland union members have rallied today outside Carlton United Breweries Brisbane headquarters in solidarity with striking workers in Melbourne.

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Unions say LNP moves to overturn Herbert vote will backfire

Queensland unions say LNP attempts to overturn Labor’s election win in Herbert will backfire in a community desperate for the federal government to focus on job creation.

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Election uncertainty shows voters reject LNP tax plan

Queensland unions say yesterday’s undecided verdict shows Australians have rejected the LNP's plan to put corporate tax cuts ahead of decent health and education funding and addressing the jobs crisis.

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Campaigning to build a better future until the last vote is cast

Queensland unions have vowed to campaign until polls close today in a bid to fight for local jobs, protect Medicare, restore Gonski funding, and to protect weekend penalty rates.

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IR silence will drive voters to put the LNP last

Malcolm Turnbull’s silence on Productivity Commission recommendations to cut penalty rates and introduce enterprise contracts will drive more Queenslanders to put the LNP last in tomorrow’s federal election.

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Apprentice numbers plummet under LNP

The Abbott/Turnbull Government has ripped funding out of apprenticeship programs, skills training and TAFE – more than $1 billion from apprenticeships alone since taking office.

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Unions roast Bishop over tea and scones while jobs are gone

Queensland unions have roasted the LNP over its continuing inaction on addressing unemployment at crisis levels across the state.

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#FakeTradie shows LNP's real intentions

Queensland unions say the LNP’s #FakeTradie television ad fits perfectly with Malcolm Turnbull’s other policy platforms of #FakeTAFE, #FakeHealth&Safety and #FakeMedicare.

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