frequently asked questions

AFFILIATES: Who are the affiliates of the QCU?

There are 26 unions affiliated to the Queensland Council of Unions, working with us to represent the interests of around 350,000 workers across Queensland ...
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BRANCHES: Does the QCU have branches in my area?

The Queensland Council of Unions is unique in that it has fully functioning branches across the state. If you would like to get involved with the Queensland Council of Unions branch closest to you, you can see all their details, including meeting times, and contact details of office bearers on ...
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CAMPAIGNS: Do you run any campaigns?

We sure do! The Queensland Council of Unions campaigns on many issues, like preserving Penalty Rates, Domestic Violence Prevention and the Campaign for 10 Days Domestic Violence leave. We campaigned hard for Queensland to become the first state in Australia with Labour Hire Licensing and Workplace Manslaughter Laws. Currently Plus ...
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How can I get involved?

If you would like to get involved in the Working Group itself, please get in touch with your union. Nominees to the Working Group must be approved by the relevant union's leadership. Please email [email protected] if you would like to know more. If you just want to sign up for ...
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How is the QCU Managed?

The QCU Executive is the final decision-making body of the Queensland Council of Unions.  It meets every month. You can read more about the members of the QCU Executive here. ...
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STAFF: Who are the team at the Queensland Council of Unions

The Queensland Council has an extremely dedicated and hard-working team of individuals to create the best outcome for our affiliates and Queensland Workers. If you need to get in contact with one of our officers or staff, you can find a list of names and contact details here | otherwise ...
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What have unions ever done for me?

So many things we take for granted and are now enshrined in law were secured for working Australians by workers in their unions. Unions work to defend and improve these conditions for all working Australians: Annual Leave Paid Annual Leave was first won after a campaign by printing workers in ...
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What is the QCU?

The Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) is the peak union body in Queensland with 26 affiliated unions, working with us to represent the interests of around 350,000 workers across Queensland. Since its foundation in 1885, the QCU — as the peak body for the Queensland trade union movement — has ...
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What is Union Pride?

Union Pride is the campaign name for the Queensland Council of Unions LGBTI Working Group. The LGBTI Working Group consists of nominees from across affiliates who want to work together in improving LGBTI equality inside and outside the workplace ...
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When does the LGBTI Working Group meet?

The LGBTI Working Group meets on the Third Tuesday of Each Month, at 3:30PM at the QCU Offices.  Email [email protected] to find out more ...
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Who can join?

Any member of a union affiliated to the Queensland Council of Unions can join Unions for Refugees and are encouraged to attend. To find out more, please contact the Unions for Refugees Working Group through this form ...
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Why should I join a union?

Joining your union is the best way to secure a better life – at work and at home. You can join online here. Unions are all about workers standing up for ourselves and our workmates. Together we’ve won important rights – like sick pay, annual leave, penalty rates and reasonable work ...
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