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Michael Clifford
General Secretary
Queensland Council of Unions

news

ABC Chair Ita Buttrose has drawn fire today for her overnight attack on young workers saying they lack resilience and “need hugging”. Queensland Council of Unions General Secretary Michael Clifford said that young workers have been at the pointy end ...
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Thousands of Queensland workers in retail and pharmacy outlets start the financial year staring at another pay cut for working weekends. Low-paid retail and pharmacy workers on awards – estimated to number around 90,000 in Queensland - will again have ...
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The State Government introduced legislation yesterday to defer public sector workers’ wage rises for the 2020-2021 financial year. This follows the Premier’s announcement on April 2 that everything is “on hold” in relation to public sector pay rises and public ...
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Queensland Unions have called on the Work Health and Safety prosecutor to appeal the suspended prison sentences imposed yesterday on two company directors found guilty of industrial manslaughter. Queensland Council of Unions General Secretary Michael Clifford said the suspension of ...
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Organising with health and safety

The QCU and Safe Work College are introducing a new 1 day Connected Delivery Course ‘Using Work Health and Safety to Organise Qld Workplaces’, a course for union organisers. Every workplace has WHS issues, from psychological risks, manual handling, to ...
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The federal government’s $60 billion underspend on JobKeeper funding now means it has no excuse to continue excluding casual workers, university staff, employees in the arts and entertainment, and temporary visa workers. Queensland Council of Unions General Secretary Michael Clifford ...
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Queensland Unions have today slammed the federal government’s enthusiasm to spend taxpayer dollars on a legal appeal that would strip away rights from casual workers. The Federal Court yesterday ruled to protect the rights of working people who are labelled ...
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Queensland Unions are calling for an enforceable mental health code of practice for all Queensland workplaces as communities confront challenges from the psychosocial hazards at work compounded by the psychological impact of coronavirus and bushfires. This year’s Workers’ Memorial Day ...
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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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Queensland Council of Unions
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Trades and Labour Council Building
16 Peel Street, South Brisbane Q 4101

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