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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

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DFV Webinars

Domestic and family violence is a workplace issue. The Services Union in partnership with Basic Rights Queensland, invites union members and leaders to attend free training during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2020. When Domestic and Family ...
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Working from home, self-isolation (and other pressures associated with the COVID -19 pandemic or other events such as natural disasters) can change the safety and support needs of people experiencing DFV. With the security, socialisation, and routine offered by attending ...
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DFV can happen to anyone

DFV can happen to anyone. A key statistic is that women are almost three times more likely than men to experience violence from an intimate partner. 1 in 6 women and 1 in 16 men have experienced physical violence by ...
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  • Approach any discussion with sensitivity, without judgement, and in a private location.
  • Inform employees that your organisation recognises that DFV can impact work and that it is safe to discuss safety or other concerns at work, including in a work from ...
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Signs of DFV in the workplace


If you have concerns about the risk to any employee, you can confidentially seek advice from a specialist DFV service. This can be done without disclosing the identity of the person experiencing the violence. Some signs that an employee may ...
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Workers’ Compensation Advisory Service

The Workers’ Compensation Information 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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In March this year COVID meant that many Queenslanders started working from home. Restrictions are now easing and a partial or complete return to work has occurred for many. Should the option to work from home be extended generally and, ...
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Deliberate wage theft will now be a criminal offence in Queensland after laws passed through State Parliament today. Queensland Council of Unions Assistant General Secretary Jacqueline King welcomed the new laws, saying making wage theft a crime would send a ...
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Michael Clifford

Michael Clifford

General Secretary
Kate Ruttiman

Kate Ruttiman

Honorary President
Jacqueline King

Jacqueline King

Assistant General Secretary

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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 Advisory Service

Workers’ Compensation Advisory Service

The Workers’ Compensation Information 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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