INPEX Ichthys Redundancy Register
If you were working on the INPEX Ichthys project and were laid off on 15th March 2017, register here to be sure that your redundancy is paid and to receive updates & information.
May Day 2017
May Day (Labour Day) is more important than ever with the biggest pay cut since the Great Depression threatening the living standards of all Australian workers. We need to stand together and show our wages won’t be cut without a fight. All members need to stand up, speak out and fight back. Join us for the march and family fun day in your area. The confirmed venues to date are listed below:
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In the News
Media Release 13.4.17 - ACTU
$10 million a day: That’s how much workers stand to lose if Turnbull has his way on penalty rates cuts
If the Turnbull Government’s cuts to public holiday pay had been implemented already Australians would lose more than $10 million every public holiday and $30 million in wages over the Easter long weekend. New estimates by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) shows at least $10,151,444 would be lost to the Australian workers’ wages every public holiday if Prime Minister Turnbull goes ahead and cuts penalty rates. ACTU Secretary Sally McManus says working people from the retail, hospitality and fast food industries face crippling cuts to their take-home pay if Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull succeeds with his plan to cut penalty rates and public holiday pay. click here to read full story
Media Release 28.3.17 - ADSS
Cyclone Debbie asbestos debris warning
The deadly dangers Cyclone Debbie has brought to north and central Queensland won’t end after the cyclone finally blows itself out, the Asbestos Disease Support Society (ADSS) has warned. There could be significant health risks lurking in the debris, and community members, volunteers and workers engaged in the clean-up after the storm will need to be careful if they do not want to put themselves and others in harm’s way. ADSS Chief Executive Officer Amanda Richards urged the community and the army of volunteer and other workers expected to help in affected towns to be careful and treat every pile of damaged building material as asbestos-contaminated until professional tests proved otherwise. Failure to take precautions now could result in potentially fatal health issues many months or even years after the impacts of Cyclone Debbie are a distant memory. Click here to read full story.
CURRENT SAFETY ALERTS
SAFETY ALERT - Cyclone Debbie and Abestos exposure
While thousands of residents in the path of Cyclone Debbie have been evacuated for their own safety - a hidden killer may be lurking after the storm is over. Residents and volunteers need to be very aware of the hidden dangers of exposure to deadly asbestos fibres. Many older buildings both commercial and residential (pre 1990) were built using asbestos containing materials. The CFMEU recommends the use of a professional accredited asbestos removalist to limit the potential health impacts. Click here to read full alert.
SAFETY ALERT - Severe Weather Warning SEQ
Severe weather conditions with damaging winds in excess of 100 km/hr and heavy rainfall are expected over the next few days. Employers and delegates should consider developing a Severe Weather Plan for their site. Please read full alert here.