Queensland Unions: Reform in Good Faith, But More Needed to Protect Against Discrimination

MEDIA RELEASEFRIDAY 14 JUNE 2024 Queensland Unions: Reform in Good Faith, But More Needed to Protect Against Discrimination Queensland Unions welcomes today’s introduction of the first tranche of substantive amendments to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 but says further reform must be taken to better protect working Queenslanders from faith-based discrimination. Queensland Council of Unions General […]

Organiser – Social and Community Services

Organiser – the services union Applications are currently being sought for a suitably qualified person to work with our Social and Community Services team as an Organiser. Applications in writing, addressing the full selection criteria should be addressed to: Neil Henderson, Secretary, The Services Union and emailed to jane.grey@theservicesunion.com.au Applications close 28 June 2024. Employer: The […]

Union Alliance to Call for Paid Reproductive Health Leave

MEDIA RELEASETUESDAY 4 JUNE 2024 Union Alliance to call for paid reproductive leave Leaders from across the Australian union movement will use this week’s ACTU National Congress to rally support for the introduction of ten days paid reproductive health leave as a National Employment Standard for all Australian workers. The call follows on from Queensland […]

Award wage let down: Queensland Unions

MEDIA RELEASEMONDAY 3 JUNE 2024 Award wage let down: Queensland Unions Queensland Unions have called today’s decision by the Fair Work Commission of a 3.75 per cent increase to the minimum award wage a disappointing outcome for some of the state’s lowest paid workers.  Jacqueline King, General Secretary Queensland Unions, said this morning’s announcement of […]

Queensland Young Workers Unite and Organise for Change

MEDIA RELEASEFRIDAY 24 APRIL 2024 Queensland Young Workers Unite and Organise for Change Over 100 young workers from health to hospitality joined together at Southbank Tafe over the weekend, planning ambitious improvements to young people’s workplace rights. The third annual Young Workers Conference, hosted in conjunction with Queensland Unions, saw young workers sharing knowledge to […]

Queensland Unions: Honouring the departed to protect the future

MEDIA RELEASEMONDAY 29 APRIL 2024 Queensland unions: honouring the departed to protect the future On International Workers’ Memorial Day today, Queensland Unions General Secretary Jacqueline King is calling on the Miles Labor Government to urgently introduce laws to protect and provide justice for any person killed by a corporation’s negligent conduct. Queensland Unions are calling […]

Queensland parliament passes historic legislation, repealing unsafe criminal laws and providing protections for sex workers

MEDIA RELEASETHURSDAY 2 MAY 2024 QLD parliament passes historic legislation, repealing unsafe criminal laws and providing protections for sex workers Sex worker organisations and Queensland Unions welcome the Criminal Code (Decriminalising Sex Work) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 second reading in the Legislative Assembly today. Sex workers and supporters took over the Queensland Parliament […]

Communications Officer – CPSU

communications officer – cpsu The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) is looking for people who want to make working life better, fairer and more secure for public sector workers across Australia. We’re currently recruiting for a Communications Officer to work in the Communications and Campaigns Unit, which is responsible for: using all possible tools […]

Queensland Union members: the powerful backbone of our state

MEDIA RELEASESATURDAY 4 MAY 2024 Queensland Union members: the powerful backbone of our state Workers across industries will unite in celebration this weekend at Labour Day marches across the state, acknowledging the many great advances Queensland working people have fought to secure. Nearing the 140th anniversary of the Queensland union movement, workers will march and […]

Every body affected by historic new reproductive health leave

MEDIA RELEASESUNDAY 5 MAY 2024 Every body affected by historic new reproductive health leave Queensland Unions has hailed today’s announcement by the Miles Labor Government of 10 days’ paid leave and flexibility entitlements for workers experiencing reproductive health issues as a massive win for working people in Queensland. Queensland Unions General Secretary Jacqueline King said […]