Compensation advice

  • Report all accidents to your employer, no matter how trivial, without waste of time.
  • Don’t take time off work on sick pay because of the higher rate of pay.
  • Don’t sign any documents which might release your employer from responsibility.
  • Don’t attempt to cover up an injury in order to maintain “accident-free days” and so collect a chicken for Christmas.
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Vale Tom Hannan

Tom Hannan

Vale Tom Hannan

Always remembered as the workers’ friend

Members have learned of the recent passing of the AMIEU former Federal Secretary. Terrence Richard Hannan, known to us all as Tom passed away last Thursday, 14th April, 2011 aged 73 years. Read More...

Generosity leaves little room to move

By Brienna Snare

Generous union members have raised $21,000 and gathered items to send a little comfort to children affected by the bushfires in Victoria.

The Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union forestry and furnishing products division have generated the funding. Read More...

Individual transitional employee agreements (ITEA’s) fail new test

Many workers are seeing the new ITEA’s they have signed fail the no disadvantage test.

What’s going on? 

When John Howard introduced AWA’s in 1997 employers were given the greatest advantage they had seen since the federation of Australian.  They were given the ability to write individual contracts for workers without any regard to the awards that applied anywhere in Australia.  Read More...