Public Meeting sponsored by the Qld Councuil of Unions:
"An Israeli perspective on peace in the middle East"
Friday 23 September 6:30pm TLC Building Peel St South Brisbane
-ERA meeting June 8 2011
--Climate week of action
-Signing of Social Compact with Northern lands Council
-Labour Day 2011
-Climate action rally April 2011
-Fundraiser for Rockhampton Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families affected by flood
-NTEU endorses national rallies against abortion charges
-Refugee Rights in Australia - a foum
-Labour in Politics Symposium in Brisbane on 2 October-Walk against warming... Sunday August 15th
-Free BLHA all day seminar - "Labour in Politics" - October 2
-Delegates workshops first in a 12 month series
World Refugee Day 25th June - rally in Brisbane at Brisbane Square (top of Queen St Mall), 1:00pm
Major meeting at St Lucia on ERA and Reseach preformance
Wednesday June 8 at 12:00pm in Room 215, Gordon Greenwood Building - download the flyer here:
Launch of ACTU "Say yes to climate action" campaign
Climate Rally in Brisbane on 5th June (World Environment Day)
Social Compact between Norther Lands Council and Qld Trade Unions, including NTEU.
Invitation to signing Ceremony
Join your NTEU workmates at our annual Labour Day march, and then enjoy some refreshments together after the march at the NTEU tent. See details here:
Find some of your NTEU colleagues to form a team in the Mother's Day Classic:
What are you doing on Labour Day?
“This is what it must be like during a war!” said a bucket and spade wielding young man as he climbed aboard the bus. Indeed the sea of people standing around with their gardening tools and gloves, waiting to fill an army of buses, did seem like something very different from everyday life. In Brisbane twenty three thousand people volunteered to help the Council organised cleanup after the floods. A similar number simply walked around the flooded suburbs and offered help where it was needed.
What has often been missed in commentary on this outpouring of assistance for those in need, is the critical role that the labour movement has played in building that spirit of collective support. We are told that only 20% of workers are members of unions. Yet the majority of workers realise the importance of achieving improvements together – surveys of workers routinely show that the majority appreciate the role that unions play in improving conditions and supporting those in need of assistance.
This collective spirit is at the heart of unionism – and it was this collective spirit that was very much in evidence when the floods devastated so many lives in Queensland (and other states too of course).
Not only should we be helping to further build that collective spirit by building our union, the NTEU. We need to celebrate that spirit as one of the most important parts of our Australian identity. Labour Day is fast approaching – and that is the ideal day to take part in that celebration.
NTEU members have another reason to be celebrating then. For most of our Queensland branches new enterprise agreements have finally been achieved which provide significant improvements in working conditions for staff in universities. Labour Day is the ideal time to celebrate these gains!
If you have not attended previously, think about coming along this year. Join together with other NTEU members in the Labour Day march through Brisbane streets, and then share a story or two with each other in the NTEU tent at the ekka grounds after the march. In Brisbane this march is a truly unique event - unmatched by marches in southern cities – when more than ten thousand workers from every occupation bring a real feeling of camaraderie. It does make you feel proud to be a union member!
We shall be sending out details closer to the day. For now, take out your calendar and mark down Monday May 2nd
Climate Action in Brisbane!!
The campaign for climate action is definitely heating up in Australia. The debate on the ‘carbon tax’/ price pollution is creating a lot of noise. Across the country supporters from across the community have come together to tell our politicians that they want action on climate and support fair and effective action to protect the jobs of today and the future. Unions have been a large part of this campaign to this point, ACTU Secretary Ged Kearney spoke at the 8000 strong rally in Melbourne a few weeks ago. This great turnout was a key part of shifting the momentum in this campaign, now we have to keep it going!
I’m sure many of you caught the images from the ‘No Carbon Tax’ rally last week in Canberra, along with a small group that gathered here in Brisbane. Now it’s Queenslanders turn to rally to make sure politicians hear loud and clear that these foreign polluters need to pay a fair share for their pollution, or clean up their act, so that we can invest in the jobs of a clean energy Australia.
The details for the rally as follows-
Rally for Climate Action
11am Saturday 9th April
King George Square- Brisbane
Download a draft flyer here The campaign for climate action is definitely heating up in Australia. The debate on the â€˜carbon taxâ€™/ price pollution is creating a lot of noise. Across the country supporters from across the community have come together to tell our politicians that
The campaign for climate action is definitely heating up in Australia. The debate on the â€˜carbon taxâ€™/ price pollution is creating a lot of noise. Across the country supporters from across the community have come together to tell our politicians that
See this excellent film and support a fundraiser for Rockhampton Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families affected by flood – gold coin donation.. Screening January 26 at 3:00pm State Library.
At National Council in September, the NTEU endorsed the current national campaign against abortion charges being prosecuted by the Qld Government currently. Details of the Brisbane rally are below. The NTEU National Council motion and supporting statement are also provided in the attachement below;
A Cairns woman and her partner are facing trial for abortion:
A couple in Cairns are facing trial under Queensland’s anti-abortion laws, with the prospect of years in prison. The Bligh government is lying when they say that the case is related to the way the abortion took place. The charges have been brought under the anti-abortion laws, not drug related laws. This case is putting abortion on trial in an attempt to set a dangerous new precedent on the abortion laws and set back women’s access to abortion. It’s time to stand up for women’s right to control their own bodies. Abortion should not be a crime.
Abortion rights are under attack. It's time to take a stand:
RALLY on the Saturday before the Cairns trial:
Saturday October 9: 1pm in Queens Park
(corner Elizabeth and George Sts)
Drop the abortion charges! Repeal all anti-abortion laws!
Free, safe, accessible abortion on demand!
This rally is organised by the Pro-Choice Action Collective with the support of a broad range of organisations and community groups. For a list of supporters go to:
On September 29th (Wednesday) there will be a public forum entitled:
"After the Election: What Now for refugee rights." See the attached flyer. Also see the attached letter from APHEDA, the Union Aid Abroad organisation, signed by a long list of leading trade unionists, expressing their concern at the growing stance of indifference towards, and demonisation of asylum seekers from both sides of politics.
Please find attached an invitation to the upcoming Brisbane Labour History Association Event, Labour in Politics - Past and Present. This all day seminar on October 2, is Free admission, and held at Parliament House. RSVP (See flyer) by 15 September 2010.
Invitation to upcoming symposium "Labour in Politics- Past and Present" on Saturday 2nd October, 2010. The symposium is organised by the Brisbane Labour Histroy Association, and will be held in the State Library. RSVP please by 15th September.
Walk against Warming:
The annual walk against warming is held in Brisbane on Sunday Augsut 15th at 11:00am in King George Sq. Join other NTEU members in our noisy and colourful contingent!
Delegates and Activists Workshops for members were held in Brisbane and the Gold Coast in July 2010. These were the fisrt in a series of workshops to provide members and activists with some more skills, and a chance to share their skills and ideas, in order to help build the union. See the program of the first workshops below - we shall advise you when the next workshops in the series are organised.
Tags: community, union awareness
A Media Release describing a car bombing of the CFMEU Construction Division Office in Lidcombe, Sydney. The CFMEU has close links with many community organisations as described in the release.