About The QCU

The Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) is the peak union body in Queensland with 27 affiliated unions covering around 360,000 Queensland workers.

The fundamental roles of the QCU are to:

  • support and co-ordinate affiliates to improve industrial conditions and increase membership;
  • be the public voice of the Queensland union movement;
  • influence government and public policy at an industrial, political and social level;
  • build awareness of the union movement through education, training and campaigning; and
  • represent the Queensland movement statewide, nationally and internationally.

Some of the functions and services of the QCU are:

  • the research and provision of information and material for affiliated unions;
  • the presentation of state general wage cases;
  • presenting test cases in the Industrial Relations Commission (ie casual loading, termination change and redundancy);
  • the co-ordination of multi-union negotiations and awards/agreements;
  • preparing submissions for committees of inquiry and review (ie Work and Family Test Case, child labour review);
  • organising major campaigns; and
  • the training of delegates.


The QCU is always
campaigning to improve
the lives of Queensland workers

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QCU People

The QCU has a
great team of
Elected Officials,
Officers and staff
working to improve
the lives of working


The Queensland Council
of Unions comprises 27
affiliate unions
representing 360,000
Queensland workers


The QCU has
a range of
local branches
covering the state
from Ipswich to