According to Augustus, a trade union congress will foster greater unity among local trade unions and by extension, produce greater results for workers.
“We believe and we are convinced now, more than ever before, that it is totally necessary that the trade unions get together, to be able to speak with one voice and to give the best of representation to the workers; and I think a united force is better than those singular individual forces that now exist.”
Augustus also wants to see the resolution of several tribunals involving trade unionists this year.
“We are in fact disappointed, that a number of tribunals that have been set up, have not been completed; we could refer to tribunals like the one with Kubuli in relation to the termination of two employees,” he stated.
Among other tribunals Augutus pointed out, are that which involves Josephine Gabriel regarding the redundancy of two employees; OD Brisbane, Subway, and Central Cooperative Credit Union.