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on industrial, political and social justice issues

Current campaigns at Queensland Unions

31 August is Equal Pay Day

This year, Equal Pay Day is 31 August.  It means that women must work an extra 61 days just in order to earn to same annual pay, on average, as men.
What you can do to change this.

Fight the attacks on casual workers

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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Join our campaign to ensure the Morrison Government acts to Stop workplace Sexual Harassment.
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news

Queensland Unions say the federal government’s policies are widening the gap between the average pay of men and women. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures now show the difference between women’s and men’s average weekly full-time equivalent earnings has increased in ...
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Around fifty workers and community members rallied in Mackay recently vowing to continue campaigning on the issue of secure jobs in the lead-up to the federal election. Workers from a range of industries across the region – electrical trades, mining, ...
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Queensland unions have written to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk calling for two days paid vaccination leave for all government employees. The request comes as reports emerge of an unvaccinated government health worker being a significant factor in the spread of the ...
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2021 QCU NAIDOC Awards

The theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week is Heal Country! The QCU is again acknowledging and supporting NAIDOC Week and this year’s theme calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections of First Nations' lands, waters, sacred ...
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Unions have won a 2.5 per cent pay rise for 500,000 Queensland workers on award rates after today’s Fair Work Commission minimum wage case decision. The federal commission increased the current minimum wage of $19.84 hour to $20.33 per hour, ...
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Budget investment in service delivery and infrastructure spending is the quickest path to Queensland’s recovery after COVID. Today’s State Budget acknowledges investment in health, education and infrastructure will provide a safe and secure future for Queenslanders, and the thousands more ...
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Workers take to Brisbane streets today to protest JobKeeper corporate welfare propping up rich-lister bank accounts while workers are left to languish as wages fall behind the cost of living. Rallies are planned across the state outside Brisbane, Townsville and ...
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The Morrison Government’s federal budget measures will do little to make workplaces safe and secure for women workers in Queensland. Their 2021 Budget spend is splashy and big, but out of touch with the real world of many working women ...
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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 Information and Advisory Service

Workers’ Compensation Information and Advisory Service

The Workers’ Compensation Information and Advisory 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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