These past two months — and indeed throughout 2016 — workers have been striving for fair treatment, fair pay and conditions and a better society.
First we have the recent news that the 6 month Carlton United Brewries dispute is over. The 55 program and maintenance workers unfairly sacked from the Abbotsford brewery on fair and decent union terms and conditions!
Closer to home, the Palaszczuk Labor Government has passed new laws that undo a lot of the damage done by the Newman LNP Government to the workplace conditions of employees in Queensland.
A joint rally was held by the CFMEU, AMWU, ETU and the Plumbers Union to call for a guarantee that local labour will be used, and investment in you apprenticeships and traineeships will be made for the upcoming multi-billion dollar Queens Wharf project.
Meanwhile, Kindergarten teachers and their union the Independent Education Unions are still fighting to protect their super entitlements from attacks by their employer C&K Queensland.
Finally, the campaign to get 10 days’ paid domestic and family violence leave as a basic right for all Australians continues.
All this and much more.
Queensland Council of Unions