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Former Northern District President, Bill Chapman, OAM
Created Tue 27/01/2015, Last Updated Tue 27/01/2015

Hunter Valley Hero Bill Chapman awarded OAM in this year's Australian Honours

After a life time's commitment to the welfare of his fellow workers, the former Northern District President and Central Councillor, Bill Chapman, has been awarded an Order of Australia.

Bill Chapman began his working life at Abermain No. 1 colliery in the Hunter Valley at just age 14. His early start in the pits was driven by family need after his father had suffered a bad injury at Hebburn No. 2. It was years before any compensation was paid to his Dad, which sparked Bill's commitment to pursue justice for his fellow workers.

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Created Wed 21/01/2015, Last Updated Wed 21/01/2015

We will not allow workers' retirement savings to be eroded by shonky banks

The Australian trade union movement will campaign over 2015 to stop the Federal Government allowing a cash raid by Australia’s big four banks on workers superannuation.

The banks are currently pushing the Government to allow their chronically underperforming superannuation funds easier access to the Award default super system.

Created Thu 15/01/2015, Last Updated Mon 19/01/2015

Call for candidates to sign the Fair Go Pledge

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This Queensland election, we are calling on locals to support candidates who will commit to a Fair Go Pledge for our communities: