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Information for Queensland workers on COVID-19 impact

The Queensland Council of Unions has created a “Coronavirus: Workers’ Rights & Resources” webpage, which aims to keep workers and employers up to date on a changing workplace situation.

These resources will be refreshed as required, acknowledging that COVID-19 information is being constantly updated.

Go to Workers’ Rights & Resources Page

Michael Clifford
General Secretary
Queensland Council of Unions

news

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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Queensland Unions have applauded state government moves to prohibit real estate agents from pressuring jobless tenants to access super to pay rental arrears. The Palaszczuk government announcement made today supports earlier calls from Queensland Unions for real estate agents to ...
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Disturbing evidence has emerged of real estate agents pressuring jobless tenants to access their retirement savings before considering rental reductions due to COVID-19. Queensland Unions received a copy of a mass email this week clearly outlining an agency’s insistence that ...
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The two largest peak bodies representing working people and business in Queensland have joined forces to seek urgent additional support for working people and businesses across the state and have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The Chamber of Commerce ...
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Queensland Unions have welcomed the State Government’s focus on redirecting jobless workers into areas impacted by labour shortages due to the impact of COVID-19. The Palaszczuk government has today announced that $500M of a total $2.5B coronavirus response package will ...
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Next week federal Parliament returns and Queensland workers will join other Australians who want to put a huge petition in front of Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The petition wants Parliament to pass laws that give all workers – especially casuals ...
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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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Office hours are:
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8.00am – 4.30pm Friday

Closed on Public Holidays.

Telephone: (07) 3010 2555

Email: [email protected]

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Website: queenslandunions.org

Queensland Council of Unions
Level 5
Trades and Labour Council Building
16 Peel Street, South Brisbane Q 4101

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Brett Young, Media Officer
Telephone: 0400 080 099
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