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on industrial, political and social justice issues

Current campaigns at Queensland Unions

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.


Join our campaign to ensure the Morrison Government acts to Stop workplace Sexual Harassment.
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Visit our COVID-19 resources page.

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.


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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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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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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