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Current campaigns at Queensland Unions

Ten Days Paid Domestic & Family Violence Leave

Queensland Unions, along with the ACTU, is renewing calls for a minimum of ten days of paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave to be included in national workplace laws to help women escape violent situations.
Get involved in this important campaign too important to ignore – We Won’t Wait!

Workers in Australia used to have secure jobs with secure pay.

Whether it’s casualised jobs with less rights, labour hire that underpays for the same job, part-time work without meaningful guaranteed hours, or years of low pay growth, insecure work is now a serious problem for our community.

People with insecure work can’t plan their lives, struggle to pay their rent or mortgages, always worry if they’ll have enough to pay the weekly bills.

Secure Jobs are worth fighting for – Join our Campaign.


Leaders from national unions have today met to discuss the ongoing health and economic crisis caused by the rapid spread of Omicron. Union leaders reported on the devastating impact the latest Covid wave is having on the health and incomes ...
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Workers and community members in Caboolture and Moreton Bay North met last week to address the insecure work crisis in a region where labour hire levels are above the national average.
A town hall forum on 2 December at the Club ...
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ACTU President Michele O’Neil will once again call on the Morrison Government to fully implement all 55 recommendations of the [email protected] report at the National Forum on Workplace Sexual Harassment today, an event at which Attorney General Michaela Cash is ...
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Workers and their families in central Queensland face increasing uncertainty as major employers – with federal government support - deliberately work to undermine secure jobs in mining, manufacturing and aged care. The situation is already dire for central Queensland workers ...
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Workers in Cairns fighting for Secure Jobs

One in three workers in Cairns are casual and have lower wages and less reliable employment than the rest of the nation according to a new report released by the Queensland Council of Unions and ACTU. The Australian average for ...
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by Michael Clifford, General Secretary, Queensland Council of Unions Cairns might be eagerly awaiting the return of international tourists to turbocharge its economy but locals should pay attention to another group even more important to their region. For all the ...
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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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leadership team

Michael Clifford

Michael Clifford

General Secretary
Kate Ruttiman

Kate Ruttiman

Honorary President
Jacqueline King

Jacqueline King

Assistant General Secretary


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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