WIN – Unions win apprentice back pay case

Queensland apprentices have won a landmark case, securing up to $100 million in back pay.

The ETU and the Plumbers Union, the AMWU, and the CFMEU have had a significant victory on behalf of Queensland apprentices after the Federal Court handed down a ruling that potentially affects thousands of apprentices who have been paid wages of less than $9 an hour under old state-based awards.

This win will bring Queensland apprentices wages and conditions in line with those from other states, as many apprentices in Queensland had previously been the lowest paid in the country.

Watch this TV news report on the win.

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