Categories for -Queensland

AWU Statement – On Ardent Leisure Charges 

July 21, 2020 11:51 am Published by

News today that charges have been laid against Ardent Leisure for the tragic deaths of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi sends a powerful message that worker safety is too important not to take seriously.


June 30, 2020 10:47 am Published by

Under workplace health and safety laws, your employer has an obligation to provide you with a safe workplace free from harm. Remember, it is illegal for your employer to take any action against you for raising a safety issue.

AWU Statement – Wage Deferral Legislation

June 17, 2020 2:28 pm Published by

From the moment the Queensland Government announced a wage freeze, the AWU has taken up the fight on behalf of frontline workers right across Queensland for them to be paid what they’re owed.


June 15, 2020 1:42 pm Published by

In a big step forward for AWU Members, the AWU has secured a commitment from the Queensland Government to lock in your $1250 sign on bonus up front.

AWU Statement on Wage Freeze Legislation Reports

June 6, 2020 10:57 am Published by

At a time when frontline health workers are going above and beyond in incredibly challenging circumstances to keep the rest of us safe, ramming a wage freeze through parliament is the last thing they need or deserve.

Industrial Manslaughter Laws a Win for Worker Safety

May 20, 2020 4:42 pm Published by

In a big step forward for mine and quarry safety, the Queensland Government has officially passed laws creating the offence of industrial manslaughter for the resource sector and implemented tougher penalties for employers who target workers speaking out on safety issues.

Regional AWU Members Let Down by Wage Freeze

May 15, 2020 9:36 am Published by

We know that AWU Members right throughout Queensland are working hard to keep the state running and support their families and communities. Unfortunately, the Government’s announcement of an unfair and unnecessary wage freeze has left many workers in the dark about whether they’ll be receiving future wage increases.