Now More Than Ever: National Reconciliation Week

Now More Than Ever: National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) occurs every year between 27 May and 3 June, dates which mark historically significant milestones for First Nations People and Australia’s reconciliation journey: the 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision. The 2024 NRW...
Fight for justice and change continues

Fight for justice and change continues

Union members fight for change every day in their workplaces, industries, professions and communities. As unionists, we know our campaigns often come up against powerful interests determined to block such progress. Terry Burke, IEU-QNT Branch Secretary, said the...
Walk for YES this weekend

Walk for YES this weekend

IEU members are encouraged to join supporters around Australia in the Walk for Yes on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September. Walks are being held all across the country, including in Brisbane on Sunday. Brisbane Walk for YES >>RSVP Sunday 17 September 2023 @...
IEU joins coalition supporting the Voice

IEU joins coalition supporting the Voice

Our union has joined a coalition of 70 organisations supporting a Voice to Parliament for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The unlikely alliance of unions, schools and universities, not-for-profits, banks, sporting code bodies and corporations...
NAIDOC Week 2023: For our Elders

NAIDOC Week 2023: For our Elders

NAIDOC Week 2023 will be held between Sunday, 2 July and Sunday, 9 July.  This year’s NAIDOC Week theme, For our Elders, celebrates the central role of First Nations Elders in guiding generations of advocacy and activism.  First Nations Peoples draw strength from the...
Unions to support YES campaign on Labour Day/May Day

Unions to support YES campaign on Labour Day/May Day

Union members across Queensland and the Northern Territory will rally in their thousands during Labour Day and May Day celebrations over the long weekend 29 April – 1 May.  This year, members will share their support for a successful referendum on a Voice to...
Close the Gap Day 2023

Close the Gap Day 2023

IEU Branch Secretary, and caretaker of our union’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Terry Burke said taking action on Close the Gap Day was more important than ever. “Unfortunately, the most recent annual Closing the Gap report indicates only limited progress for...
New RAP aims to Close the Industrial Gap

New RAP aims to Close the Industrial Gap

Our union’s latest Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has launched following its official endorsement by Reconciliation Australia. IEU Branch Secretary and caretaker of our union’s RAP Terry Burke said the new RAP builds on previous reconciliation work and the latest...