A Charter for Working Queenslanders will hold future state governments accountable to policies and commitments that provide direct benefits for workers, their families and communities.
About the QCU and the Charter for Working Queenslanders
The Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) is the peak union body in Queensland with 34 affiliated unions covering around 350 000 Queensland workers.
The QCU believes that all working Queenslanders deserve a fair go at work, and in their communities. Working people must have access to decent services and infrastructure, live in healthy and sustainable communities, and work in fair and safe workplaces.
QCU research compiled earlier this year showed almost 2 out of 3 people surveyed supported a charter for working people.
Respondents said the three top-ranked items of importance were delivery of services such as health and education, keeping housing costs affordable for all workers especially in regional areas and increasing funding for skills training to support industry.
The QCU, in discussion with its affiliate unions and their members, has developed the Charter for Working Queenslanders as a comprehensive set of policies and actions to benefit working people in our state.
They cover areas of vital importance to working Queenslanders – skills training and support for local industry, safety at work, delivery of services like health and education, and fairer workplaces.
The Charter is a positive agenda that will benefit more than two million working Queenslanders and their families.
The QCU will seek meetings with leaders and individual members to pin down their support for aims of the Charter.
On the website the QCU will record and publish the responses of our political leaders to the policy objectives of the Charter.
You will be able to judge if political parties are serious about improving the lives of working Queenslanders.