Industry Update

Tribute to the workers of Hazelwood

Written by Tony Maher on 31 March 2017

The Executive today pays tribute to all workers’ resilience and determination to get a better deal after Hazelwood closes – you have stood up and fought when governments, investors and business would otherwise have done nothing.

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Why Australia needs a Just Transition

Written by Tony Maher on 14 November 2016

Tony Maher's speech to the ACTU Just Transition Conference - Canberra - 10 November 2016.
Workers in Australia have spent decades being restructured. It may be inevitable, but they haven’t been happy about it. Especially about the way it’s been done – generally without justice or fair burden sharing. When it comes to Just Transition, I say that we have to give content to what is otherwise only a slogan.

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Our Union driving campaign to finally eradicate Black Lung and look after victims

Written by Grahame Kelly on 13 November 2016

It has taken the dogged persistence and unrelenting determination of our Union to expose the scandalous return of the deadly Black Lung disease in coal mineworkers in Queensland.

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