Skip to content
Government QLD, Industrial Relations

MEDIA ALERT: Wilmar sugar workers to go on strike

Australian Workers' Union < 1 mins read

Union members at Wilmar Sugar are on strike tomorrow across North Queensland demanding a better deal from the beleaguered sugar giant.

AWU members are resolute in their intention to take action to force this multinational corporation to treat Northern Queensland sugar communities with the respect they deserve.

AWU Northern District Secretary Jim Wilson will hold a press conference near the Inkerman Mill tomorrow to provide comment on the action.

When: 8:30am tomorrow (Thursday 9th May 2024)
Where: Lions Park, Bruce Highway, Home Hill (near Inkerman Mill)
Media Contact: Jim Wilson (AWU Northern District Secretary) – 0419 765 952

Contact details:

If you can’t attend but would like to arrange an interview, contact Jim Wilson at 0419 765 952.

More from this category

  • Industrial Relations, Medical Health Aged Care
  • 20/05/2024
  • 07:09
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch)

Public sector nurses and midwives statewide meeting to consider new Allan Government offer

MONDAY 20 MAY 20242PM – 3.30PMFESTIVAL HALL300 DUDLEY STREET (USE ROSSLYN STREET ENTRANCE) Victorian public sector nurses and midwives from across the state will meet to discuss the in-principle agreement the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) has reached with the Allan Government. Public sector ANMF members have been taking stage one protected industrial action since Tuesday 7 May. Stage one industrial action continues which includes wearing red campaign t-shirts, talking to patients about the campaign, banning overtime, refusing redeployment and administrative bans. Stage 2 industrial action, including closing one in four beds and cancelling one in four elective…

  • Contains:
  • Industrial Relations, Legal
  • 17/05/2024
  • 15:52
SafeWork NSW

Engineered stone provider fined $375,000 after employee was exposed to silica dust

An engineered stone provider has been fined $375,000 after it exposed a worker to a risk of serious illness over a six-year and 10 month period where reasonably practical steps were not taken to minimise exposure to airborne respirable crystalline silica. Edstein Creative Pty Ltd pled guilty to the charge in December 2023. Edstein Creative failed to take adequate actions to minimise the risk of exposure to airborne respirable crystalline silica while undertaking tasks associated with the installation of engineered stone products, including cutting, grinding, drilling and polishing. SafeWork NSW commenced these proceedings in 2021. These were the first proceedings…

  • Contains:
  • Industrial Relations, Oil Mining Resources
  • 13/05/2024
  • 17:40
Mining and Energy Union

Workers lucky to be alive after automated Rio Tinto iron ore train derailment

Five rail crew workers have been left shaken after having to evacuate a broken-down train they were repairing after they received a mayday signal that an automated iron ore train was going to impact the rear of the train they were working on. Mining and Energy Western Australian Secretary Greg Busson said that while the Union was relieved that no one was injured, workers had been left deeply concerned about what could have potentially occurred. “If these workers were situated at the rear of the train at the time of the incident, we could have seen fatal outcomes. “To say…

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.