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    LNP oversees weakest wage growth in 18 years

    Today’s record low wages growth figures have added to the burden on workers, Queensland unions say.
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    Queensland union members hold key to election outcome

    Queensland unions are ready to play a key role in dumping a Turnbull LNP government only interested in cutting health and education funding and entrenching tax breaks for big business.
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    Queensland union movement mourns Tiga Bayles

    The Queensland Council of Unions and the Queensland union movement mourns the loss of Tiga Bayles, a staunch advocate, activist and warrior for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander industrial and civil rights.
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    Paid Parental Leave

     

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    When a baby is born, they need full-time care. But for families who need two incomes and single parents, this can be tough. For the first few weeks while mother and baby recover from birth, both parents really need to be at home. Yet there hasn’t been enough done to support new families and make sure children come first.

    In fact, the LNP has back-flipped on its promise to introduce more paid parental leave for families, and is instead trying to cut the amount of time parents have to care for their children.

    That’s why so many Queensland families are campaigning to make sure employers and the government ensure families who work are still able to give our children the nurturing they need.
    Babies do best when they are cared for by a parent, full-time for their first 6 months. And when parents are back at work, families need affordable early education and care.

    Making sure every new family can give a child this start in life is something employers and the government need to provide, together.

    A full-time wage for the first six months of a child’s life, and affordable early education and care when parents are back at work is the best way to create a bright future for all of our kids.

    Raising the next generation as best as we can is everyone’s responsibility.

    To download this information, click here: 

    To sign the petition click here: https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/time-together-time-to-grow-support-paid-parental-leave

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    Secure Jobs Inquiry

    The Queensland Parliament is undertaking an Inquiry into the practices of the Labour Hire Industry in Queensland. Labour Hire Companies have been have been making their way into many industries , undermining permanent employment and undercutting wages and conditions.

    In some cases they have done this by avoiding their obligations as employers, underpaying their staff and putting profits before livelihoods.

    If you have have a story about how labour hire has impacted your working life we’re keen to hear it.

    Make your submission here: https://www.securejobsqld.org.au/

     

     

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    To the Liberal National Federal Government: We demand a fair taxation system

    To the Liberal-National Federal Government 

    All Australians should contribute their fair share to ensure our government can continue to provide critical public services like healthcare and education. The wealth of our richest companies should be shared with all Australians.

    But the costs on the budget from tax loopholes for multinationals, and tax concessions for the wealthy continue to take their toll. Last year, one-in-five large private companies paid no tax.

    According to the Tax Justice Network Australia, of Australia’s largest 200 publicly listed companies, 1-in-3 had an effective tax rate of less than 10 per cent, while 1-in-7 paid 0 per cent.

    One of the Liberal-National’s first acts in office was to roll back measures to tackle profit shifting and improving tax transparency — effectively handing back $1.1 billion to big global firms.

    Now they want to include exemptions so that family-owned companies don’t have to declare publicly how much tax they have paid — because the wealthy are worried about their children being kidnapped. 

    This needs to change and we need a system in which everyone pays their fair share. 

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    As Australians we are calling on you to ensure Australia has a fair taxation system in which everyone pays their fair share, everyone gets the opportunity they deserve, services are fully funded, and transparency is maintained. 

    Will you sign?


  • Upcoming events

    Monday, May 23, 2016 at 05:30 PM · 79 rsvps
    Brothers Leagues Club in Manunda, Australia

    CAIRNS Build a Better Future Community Launch

    This election is more important than ever with plans by the LNP to create an American-style healthcare system, further increase inequality to benefit big business and the super wealthy, erode our rights at work and defund education to levels that will have repercussions for generations to come.

    Come to this community launch and find out how you can help our community campaign to put the LNP last and secure a Better Future for Australia.

    Special guests ACTU President Ged Kearney and QCU General Secretary Ros McLennan will speak about the strategy to win and ensure the LNP are last. 

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 05:30 PM · 15 rsvps
    Jubilee Bowling Club in Mundingburra , Australia

    TOWNSVILLE Build a Better Future Community Launch

    This election is more important than ever with plans by the LNP to create an American-style healthcare system, further increase inequality to benefit big business and the super wealthy, erode our rights at work and defund education to levels that will have repercussions for generations to come.

    Come to this community launch and find out how you can help our community campaign to put the LNP last and secure a Better Future for Australia.

    Special guests ACTU President Ged Kearney and QCU General Secretary Ros McLennan will speak about the strategy to win and ensure the LNP are last. 

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