Electrical Trades Union
For more than a century, the Electrical Trades Union of Australia ("ETU") has fought for its members, campaigning to raise wages, improve conditions, promote safety and create social justice. We use our collective strength to continually support, train and educate our members to the highest standard of industrial, political and social awareness. Through this vision, we remain an activated and proud trade union, building a strong legacy for future generations of members and the Australian community.
We deliver by:
- the Union never takes a step backwards when defending its members rights;
- the Union has a highly organised and interconnected membership throughout the country;
- the Union builds partnerships and alliances with like-minded organisations; and
- the Union campaigns at all levels of society, whether its grassroots, with industry or politically.
New Campaign Campaigns
Support the people who power South AustraliaThe people who work in South Australia's power industry deserve to be treated equally for equal work. But currently South Australian Power Networks (SAPN) management are trying to break the business in two, using the excuse that they need agreements that comply with the building code. These would force the people who work there onto agreements that: - ban mandatory hiring of apprentices - allow cut-price unskilled labour from labour hire companies - undermine safety and reliability for customers - attack the job security of experienced, reliable South Australians The CEPU/ETU recently successfully campaigned for changes to the building code that would exempt SAPN entirely from it because they perform essential services. Yet SAPN managers have refused to take up the exemption. They want to use the code as an excuse to put the screws on working South Australians. We support quality South Australian work, and the people who perform it. Add your voice below, and tell SAPN to stop playing games and apply for the building code exemptions.245 of 300 SignaturesCreated by ETU Australia
Make our offshore resources industries safeThe Electrical Trades Union is serious about workplace safety. It is a matter of life and death. We know that licensing of high-risk trades, health and safety training and right of access for workers' representatives are crucial to a good safety culture. Extending these basic protections to workers in the offshore oil and gas industries could be the difference between a tragic loss and a happy future for thousands of Australian families.281 of 300 SignaturesCreated by ETU Australia
Bill Shorten, reconsider your position on the China trade dealThe deal that was done on ChAFTA is inadequate. This agreement is a threat to Australian jobs, safety and sovereignty. Without giving effect to these commitments, CHAFTA and any future agreement will seriously undermine Australia’s national interest.559 of 600 SignaturesCreated by ETU Australia
Make industrial manslaughter a crime200 workers die in Australia every year in avoidable accidents. Each of these deaths destroys or disrupts the lives of dozens of people, sometimes for years. Each workers' absence sends waves of grief and loss through entire communities, and leaves holes that will never be filled. The same companies responsible for these workers deaths take short cuts on safety time and again, because there is no meaningful law to deter their dangerous behaviour.353 of 400 SignaturesCreated by ETU Australia