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What are your work health & safety rights during the smoke haze? 2020-01-10 [UnionsACT]

Cleaners 'should be paid despite smoke': union 2020-01-10 [The Times]

Employers should not force workers to work in hazardous smoke 2020-01-08 [Unions ACT]

WHS Alert: Extreme hot weather is a health and safety hazard 2019-12-19 [Unions ACT]

FACT SHEET: WHS & Bushfire Smoke 2019-12-10 [Unions ACT]

Hong Kong activists barred from speaking at ANU today 2019-12-02 [NTEU]

UnionsACT welcomes amendments to Human Rights Act enshrining right to join unions 2019-11-29 [UnionsACT]

UnionsACT launches Workers Lottery 2019-11-23 [Unions ACT]

Wage-theft in ACT costs workers $24.5m per year 2019-11-23 [UnionsACT]

Lonsdale Street hospitality businesses fail to commit to stamping out sexual harassment and wage theft 2019-11-13 [UWU]

Hundreds of Canberra teachers and nurses work as casuals — a number 'far beyond what is acceptable' 2019-11-07 [ABC]

UnionsACT welcomes new independent WorkSafe ACT, must now focus on worker safety and compliance 2019-10-27 [Unions ACT]

UnionsACT proudly joins large community coalition against nuclear energy 2019-09-20 [UnionsACT]

UnionsACT endorses “Students Climate Strike” 2019-09-16 [UnionsACT]

Government Climate Strategy Misses “Just Transition” 2019-09-16 [UnionsACT]

Security guards win in pay and roster row 2019-09-12 [United Voice]

UnionsACT supports ACT Govt’s anti wage-theft laws 2019-08-22 [UnionsACT]

ACT report: Young workers facing wage-theft crisis 2019-08-21 [UnionsACT]

UnionsACT welcomes introduction of Worksafe reform Bill 2019-08-21 [UnionsACT]

UnionsACT acknowledges achievements of Nadine Flood in advancing and defending public sector workers 2019-08-21 [Unions ACT]

Union pushes for service cuts as Libs call for free weekend travel 2019-08-04 [Riot Act]

UnionsACT to launch Young Workers Centre to tackle the wage-theft crisis 2019-07-30 [Unions ACT]

Fair Work Ombudsman sushi-shop fine shows wage-theft is at crisis levels 2019-07-06 [Unions ACT]

Privatization by stealth: Hospital workers penalty rates to be cut 2019-07-02 [Canberra Times]

Minimum-wage workers to suffer $4m in penalty rates cuts 2019-06-27 [Unions ACT]

UnionsACT to launch Women In Trades program 2019-06-25 [Unions ACT]

Young workers facing wage-theft crisis 2019-06-04 [Unions ACT]

Change the Rules: Canberra Call Nights 2019-04-13 [CPSU]

Sham Federal Liberal health funding boost is actually $550m cut to ACT hospitals and health 2019-04-02 [Unions ACT]

UnionsACT urges Government to take more time to consult with unions on new motor injury compensation laws 2019-03-30 [Unions ACT]

Call to Action: March & April 2019-03-20 [Unions ACT]

Win for exploited Canberra workers 2019-03-16 [United Voice]

Michaelia Cash's former advisor won't reveal who tipped him off on AWU raids 2019-02-12 [Guardian Australia]

UnionsACT campaign to encourage Canberrans to Dump Zed this Valentines 2019-02-11 [Unions ACT]

Union calls for action to increase safety after concrete slab falls 2019-01-31 [The Times]

Illegal brothels targeted in Canberra as police express concern for trafficked workers 2019-01-10 [ABC]

ACT executives must now encourage public servants to join a union 2018-12-24 [The Times]

Cleaners Winning in Canberra 2018-12-16 [United Voice]

LNP-favoured building company Geocon forced to pay $21,600 in penalties for breaking right of entry laws 2018-12-14 [CFMMEU]

NTEU ACT Division President Bernie Fisher's reflection on NTEU National Council 2018 2018-12-09 [NTEU]

How much more than you does the average CEO get paid? 2018-11-29 [Unions ACT]

Ambulance service scraps minimum crewing requirement 2018-11-28 [The Times]

UnionsACT to welcomes release of Secure Local Jobs Code 2018-11-23 [Unions ACT]

Workers in Canberra hit the streets calling for a fair go 2018-11-20 [ACTU]

UnionsACT to campaign to raise awareness of motor injury law changes 2018-11-08 [Unions ACT]

Canberra Uber drivers face racist comments, poor pay and requests for sexual favours 2018-11-05 [Riot Act]

Response to Work safety review 2018-10-31 [Unions ACT]

University of Canberra union members to strike on Thursday 2018-10-31 [Riot Act]

UnionsACT presents the 2018 Labour Day Festival & Union Picnic 2018-09-26 [Unions ACT]

Seven in ten working women aged under 25 have experienced wage theft: UnionsACT report 2018-09-24 [Unions ACT]

This month in labour history

2-01-1879 Sacked Austrialian seamen return to work after a six week strike, with the promise of re-employment over the next two years. [more]

3-01-1974 Forty four Victoria Street squatters, including BLF activist Joe Owens, are arrested as property developers try to clear the area for the construction of three skyscrapers. [more]

14-01-1929 600 union dock workers rushed the scab-filled Mareeba steamship in Port Adelaide. Scabs and police fought the workers, who retaliated with stones, injuring 30 scabs. One scab began shooting into the crowd but was not arrested. [more]

18-01-1929 800 women - mostly the wives of striking Port Adelaide workers - began a march in support of their husbands. The women, many with their children marched to the port to confront scabs, and fought back when attacked by police. [more]

31-01-1912 A general strike begins in Brisbane in support of thousands of tramworkers sacked for wearing union badges. [more]