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Category archive: 2017 News

Union families need your help

Union families need your help

Dear members, 409 union families in the front lines of the battle to change the rules are doing it really tough this Christmas because they’re out of work. What kind of Christmas will their kids have? Can you help them out? In Queensland, multinational mining giant and tax cheat Glencore have stolen Christmas from 180…

Festive season office closure

Xmas 2017

Members, The CEPU SA Branch Office will be closing at 12:00pm on Friday December 22 and will re-open on at 8:30am on Tuesday 2nd of January in the New Year. In case of emergency please contact either Branch Secretary John Adley on 0447 803 299 or Branch Assistant Secretary Simon Pisoni on 0416 106 476….

Racist work-for-the-dole program must be scrapped

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Racist work-for-the-dole program must be scrapped 15 December 2017 Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus The ACTU has renewed calls for the Community Development Program to be scrapped after a Senate inquiry into the Program found that the program is causing harm to its overwhelmingly Indigenous workforce. The racist work-for-the-dole scheme does not pay wages…

ME Member Benefits Program

ME Member Benefits Program

ME Member Benefits Program ME Bank is running a new Member Benefits campaign that will run to 28th February 18 inclusive. As part of this campaign, they will be offering CEPU SA members a 0.35% discount on the Basic Home Loan. In  addition with their Frank Credit card, they will offer a reduced variable rate on…

Fact Sheet: Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017

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A New Law to Protect Workers and Honest Employers Legislation, long sought by unions, to protect workers from exploitation in the labour hire industry has passed State Parliament. The new Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 will commence on 1 March 2018 and will make it unlawful to operate as a labour hire provider1 without a…

Turnbull’s attempt to stop civil society voices an attack on our democratic values

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Turnbull’s attempt to stop civil society voices an attack on our democratic values Friday 8 December, 2017 The Turnbull government’s attempt to stop voices being heard through banning charities and nongovernmental organisations from receiving foreign philanthropic funds is nothing short of an attack on freedom of speech and our democracy. International philanthropy funds a range…

High Court judgement makes the right to strike one of the most restrictive and oppressive in the world

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High Court judgement makes the right to strike one of the most restrictive and oppressive in the world Thursday 7 December, 2017 Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus The judgement handed down by the High Court yesterday on a case between petroleum and gas giant ESSO and the Australian Workers Union has made Australia’s industrial…

Correction to 2011 Operating report

Correction to 2011 Operating report. A mistake has been identified as a result of an independent audit of past operating reports. CEPU SA Branch membership as at 31 December 2011 was under reported by 608 members. A correction has been lodged with the Registered Organisations Commission which can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Controversial IR and super legislation must be halted until citizenship crisis is resolved

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Controversial IR and super legislation must be halted until citizenship crisis is resolved Statement from ACTU President Ged Kearney: The Australian Council of Trade Unions is calling for all controversial IR legislation to be put on hold until we can  Know for certain who is, and who isn’t, eligible to sit in the Federal Parliament. There…

ACTU Executive Resolution: The Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) and political interference in the autonomy of unions

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ACTU Executive Resolution: The Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) and political interference in the autonomy of unions Tuesday 31 October, 2017 The following resolution was carried by the ACTU Executive: The events of the past 7 days reinforces what the ACTU has been saying all along is true; The ROC is a political organisation operating to…

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