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Workers lose $10k

Workers lose $10k

The average Australian worker would have earned $10,000 more if real wages had kept pace with productivity since 2013 – the year the Coalition federal government was elected.

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Morrison to cut tradie’s pay if re-elected

Morrison to cut tradie’s pay if re-elected

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that if re-elected he will tie pay rises for thousands of construction workers to the rate of increase in the National Minimum Wage.  Morrison’s new Greenfields Agreement policy would represent a pay cut for huge numbers of...

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IEU WA members say no to inferior agreement

IEU WA members say no to inferior agreement

Teachers in Western Australian Catholic schools have voted down an inferior collective agreement that would have cut working conditions. In a show of solidarity against an employer determined to undermine hard-won conditions, IEU members made it clear they would not...

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Australia’s insecure work shame

Australia’s insecure work shame

With more than one in four workers now in insecure work, the current federal government has failed to address job insecurity for hundreds of thousands of Australians – including many IEU members. Job insecurity didn’t happen by accident. “Australia used to have the...

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32% more deaths at work since 2018

32% more deaths at work since 2018

One worker every two days is killed on the job in Australia, according to a major report by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) into the Morrison federal government’s failings on work health and safety. Scott Morrison has also overseen an appalling 32 per...

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Celebrate Labour Day/May Day this weekend

Celebrate Labour Day/May Day this weekend

This Labour Day/May Day long weekend, members will gather across Queensland and the Northern Territory to celebrate the IEU difference. Festivities return to a more familiar calendar of events this year after pandemic disruptions. Members have been on the frontline...

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NAIDOC Week 2022

NAIDOC Week 2022

Held between Sunday, 3 July and Sunday, 10 July, NAIDOC Week 2022’s theme of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! acknowledges First Nations Peoples’ proud history of getting up, standing up and showing up.

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National Reconciliation Week 2022

National Reconciliation Week 2022

Held annually, National Reconciliation Week (NRW) occurs 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 Mabo decision.

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Chapters to mark IWD

Chapters to mark IWD

International Women’s Day (IWD) held each year on 8 March is a day to promote equality for women’s social, political and working rights.

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Accessing natural disaster leave

Accessing natural disaster leave

In the last 24 hours, emergency alerts have been issued to parts of Queensland, including for Inglewood and Leyburn. Fundamentally, where members have safety concerns in the event of natural disaster or emergency, such as severe weather, they should follow the advice of emergency services and advise their workplace accordingly.

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