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In December 2020, the Morrison Government introduced proposed workplace law changes that will allow employers to cut wages and remove conditions from workers.

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Queensland Unions support International Women’s Day on Monday, 8 March 2021, both celebrating the achievements of women and highlighting the barriers women still face. Equality protest on International Women's Day in the 1970s ... image reproduced courtesy of National Library ...
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Regional Queensland workers are preparing their case against the Morrison Government’s proposed workplace law changes when the legislation comes before a Senate inquiry in Townsville on February 8. Queensland Council of Unions General Secretary Michael Clifford said the dangerous new ...
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DFV Webinars

Domestic and family violence is a workplace issue. The Services Union in partnership with Basic Rights Queensland, invites union members and leaders to attend free training during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2020. When Domestic and Family ...
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Working from home, self-isolation (and other pressures associated with the COVID -19 pandemic or other events such as natural disasters) can change the safety and support needs of people experiencing DFV. With the security, socialisation, and routine offered by attending ...
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DFV can happen to anyone

DFV can happen to anyone. A key statistic is that women are almost three times more likely than men to experience violence from an intimate partner. 1 in 6 women and 1 in 16 men have experienced physical violence by ...
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  • Approach any discussion with sensitivity, without judgement, and in a private location.
  • Inform employees that your organisation recognises that DFV can impact work and that it is safe to discuss safety or other concerns at work, including in a work from ...
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Signs of DFV in the workplace


If you have concerns about the risk to any employee, you can confidentially seek advice from a specialist DFV service. This can be done without disclosing the identity of the person experiencing the violence. Some signs that an employee may ...
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Workers’ Compensation Advisory Service

The Workers’ Compensation Information Service provides information to injured workers, unions and community organisations about the worker’ compensation system in Queensland. Find out more information about the Service or call on 1800 102 166. ...
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leadership team

Michael Clifford

Michael Clifford

General Secretary
Kate Ruttiman

Kate Ruttiman

Honorary President
Jacqueline King

Jacqueline King

Assistant General Secretary

services

Health & Safety Reps Support Service

Health & Safety Reps Support Service

The Queensland Health and Safety Representative Support Service was established in 2019 to encourage worker representation in health and safety matters and to support health and safety representatives (HSRs) once they have been elected. FIND OUT MORE ...
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Workers' Psychological Support Service

Workers’ Psychological Support Service

Queenslanders experiencing a work-related psychological injury can now access support from a social worker. This independent, confidential and free service helps Queenslanders experiencing a work-related psychological injury to connect with the right community services.
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Workers' Compensation Advisory Service

Workers’ Compensation Advisory Service

The Workers’ Compensation Information Service provides information to injured workers, unions and community organisations about the worker’ compensation system in Queensland. Find out more information about the Service or call on 1800 102 166. ...
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