Queensland unions back DV leave and say it should go national

Queensland unions have welcomed the state government’s commitment to ten days paid domestic violence leave for affected public sector workers and say federal Labor should follow its lead.

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Unions launch media campaign to protect penalty rates

Unions are today launching a concerted media campaign to stop wage cuts for some of Queensland’s lowest paid workers.

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Changes in leadership of Queensland’s peak union body

The Queensland Council of Unions, following the announcement of the planned retirement of current President John Battams, has implemented a strategic restructure of leadership roles to reflect the changing political landscape of the state.

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CFMEU women rally over ChAFTA concerns

Women members of the CFMEU will today protest at the offices of marginal seat member for Brisbane, Teresa Gambaro, against the Turnbull Government’s continuing refusal to address the job-destroying provisions of the China Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).

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Attacks on PPL and penalty rates reveal true Turnbull

Queensland union members are preparing to defend important working conditions as the Turnbull government reveals its intentions to cut even deeper than the dumped Abbott leadership.

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Blackwater women take their concerns to the top

Three women from the Central Queensland town of Blackwater have taken the concerns of their community directly to BHP company headquarters in Brisbane.

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Ipswich PC hearing must go ahead for say on penalty rates

The Productivity Commission has been requested to confirm that it will go ahead with its planned Ipswich public hearing next week and give Queensland workers the chance to defend their wages from cuts to penalty rates.

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Equal Pay Day shows pay gap in danger of widening

Equal Pay Day (today September 4) marks another year of concerning attacks on the wages and working conditions of Queensland women.

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Blackwater community wants answers from BHP

Workers and community leaders will gather at the Civic Centre on Tuesday from 7pm to discuss BHP’s intention to contract out 300 permanent and secure jobs at the Blackwater coal mine.

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Restaurant and cafe industry overcooking claims about penalty rates

A respected independent expert says the Federal Coalition is overcooking claims that businesses are closing because of Sunday penalty rates.

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