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No. 26 – Friday January 8, 2016

Queensland Branch Committee Meeting
A SUCCESSFUL Branch Committee meeting was held in the Brisbane Union Rooms on January 7 and 8, 2016. Delegates attended from many Queensland work areas and debate was keen and open, something the Branch leadership has been striving to encourage.

MUA - ETU pactOne of the particular highlights of the Branch Committee meeting was the signing of a political collaboration and support pact with the Queensland Branch of the Electrical Trades Union (ETU).

The pact cements longstanding working arrangements and gives both Unions, and in particular, the MUA Queensland Branch a more powerful say for our work within the Australian Labor Party (ALP).
We look forward to working closely with Peter Simpson (Simmo); Stewie Traill; Peter Ong (Ongy); Keith MacKenzie (Macca); ETU Queensland Branch leadership and rank and file members to help place more progressive policies and seeing them implemented in the interest of Queensland Union members and their families.

Svitzer Towage
THE SVITZER Towage Agreement has reached an “In Principle” Agreement and will go to the members for either acceptance or rejection in the not too distant future.
Jason Miners – Deputy Branch Secretary

Protect Income Protection
ON THE 19th, 20th and 21st of this month, members at DP World will be visited on all shifts by representatives of Protect and Branch Officials outlining the new income protection condition, how it operates and what is covered.

The Branch looks forward to discussing this and any other issues that may arise.
We also hope to have an information meeting at Patricks Terminal during these visits.

THE QUBE EBA discussions have begun for this year with discussions held on the 7th January in Port Kembla.
The company’s offer to our membership (THEIR EMPLOYEES) is a 4.5% WAGE CUT!

For the first year with CPI rises (annually) for the rest of the life of the Agreement.

This is totally and utterly unacceptable and the membership at a subsequent meeting were completely united in their opposition to the company’s attack on them and their family’s working life.

Best Wishes for the New Year
THE QUEENSLAND Branch Officials, Organisers and staff would like to wish our members and their families the best for 2016.

Branch Official’s details
QLD Branch Secretary Bob Carnegie
Mob: 0439 478 996.
QLD Deputy Branch Secretary Jason Miners
Mob: 0401 211 866.
QLD Assistant Branch Secretary Paul Gallagher
Mob: 0408 494 168.
Central QLD Organiser Paul Petersen
Mob: 0404 453 869.
North QLD Organiser Glenn Desmond
Mob: 0429 614 536.

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