Qld unions call for support at MUA picket for port workers sacked by text

Unions are calling for picket line support today to help the Maritime Union send a message to a company that sacked 41 Brisbane port workers with a late-night text message.

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Lowest paid workers hit by Abbott's wages inquiry

Queenslanders and their unions are already planning a renewed community campaign against pay cuts for more than half a million low-paid workers in Queensland.

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Monaghan moves on after distinguished career in unionism

Queensland Council of Unions General Secretary Ron Monaghan today finally clocks off after a distinguished career in the demanding world of unions and politics.

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Chilly response to Coalition plan to cut penalty rates

Pre-Ekka research shows the federal Coalition will feel the cold wind of public opinion if it continues to back the business lobby campaign to cut penalty rates for workers.

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Workers welcome State Budget billion dollar infrastructure spend

Queensland workers will welcome the Palaszczuk Labor government’s $10.1 billion funded infrastructure spend creating more than 27,500 jobs directly and more than 100,000 jobs statewide, unions say.

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Wage offer response critical to State Budget success

Today’s State Budget could hinge around how public sector workers respond to Queensland’s new industrial relations environment centred on job security, improved conditions and respect, Queensland unions say.

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Minimum Wage decision misses opportunity to kickstart economy


Today’s Fair Work Commission decision for a $16 per week increase in the weekly minimum wage has missed an opportunity to inject life into a sluggish economy.

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Unions will work with business to squeeze Abbott's PPL 'lemon'

Unions say the federal government is misleading Queenslanders in its attempts to justify its proposed budget cuts to paid parental leave.

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Borbidge review deodorises real reasons for LNP defeat


The Queensland LNP is still trying to hoodwink Queenslanders with its review of the 2015 election loss, unions say.

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Unions call on Abbott Government to give injured workers a fair go


The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) will call on the Abbott Government to take urgent actions to improve outcomes for injured or sick workers at today’s ACTU Congress in Melbourne.

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