Power Workers News 18 December

SA Power Networks News SAPN Enterprise Agreement Negotiations At the start of negotiations in July SAPN and the Single Bargaining Unit of unions (SBU) committed to try and reach an in principal agreement to settle the enterprise agreement by the 2nd of December. This has not happened; SAPN management representatives told the SBU that this…

Protest Rally for State Government Employees’ Redundancies

[text_box class=”red” title=”State Government Employee Entitlements”] As part of the campaign for retention of the “No Forced Redundancy” policy within the South Australian Public Sector workforce, and more specifically regarding the renegotiation of the South Australian Public Sector Wages Parity (Plumbing, Metal and Building Trades Employees) Enterprise Agreement a protest rally will be held on…

Apprentice Award pay rise

ETU National Office MEDIA RELEASE: Thursday, 22 August 2013 Major victory for apprentices as union campaign wins substantial pay rises, modernising trade training. Unions have celebrated substantial increases to apprentice wages as a major win in their campaign to modernise the apprentice system and make trade training more accessible. The decision, handed down by Fair…

Car Industry

ETU welcomes Labor Government’s plan to secure Australian automotive manufacturing industry The Labor Government’s announcement today of an extra $500 million in support to 2020 for the automotive manufacturing industry has been welcomed by the Electrical Trades Union. ETU National Secretary Allen Hicks said it was heartening to see the Labor Government backing the commitment…

Senator Simon ?

    Dear CEPU Member I joined the CEPU when I was 17. I had just finished probation for my apprenticeship at West End Brewery. I joined the CEPU, because even back then I knew the best way for my workmates and I to get the best deal and the safest conditions was to work…

Peter Tighe to head ASEA

Monday 5 August 2013 Minister for Workplace Relations Bill Shorten today announced the appointment of a CEO to head up the new Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA), and the appointment of the 10 members of the ASEA Council. Mr Peter Tighe has been appointed as CEO of the Agency for a period of five…