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NTEU Response to ANU Vote Result 2020-06-28 [NTEU]

ANU’s $6m international student windfall negates need for withholding staff pay 2020-06-15 [NTEU]

Casino Canberra misspends JobKeeper 2020-06-11 [UWU]

“Not toothless” but cops’ union says new assault laws do not go far enough 2020-05-22 [Riot ACT]

UnionsACT Statement on ACT Stimulus 2 Package 2020-04-03 [UnionsACT]

Jobkeeper wage subsidy leaves 26,000 Canberra workers without support 2020-04-03 [UnionsACT]

UnionsACT Statement on Federal wages subsidy 2020-03-31 [UnionsACT]

UnionsACT welcomes first stimulus package 2020-03-22 [UnionsACT]


UnionsACT calls for protections for renters during coronavirus crisis 2020-03-19 [UnionsACT]

Govt Stimulus must come with guarantees for workers 2020-03-19 [UnionsACT]

Canberra women: Celebrate International Women's Day with CPSU 2020-02-29 [CPSU]

Secretary of UnionsACT Alex White to step-down 2020-02-24 [UnionsACT]

Unions-trained volunteers to go on wage theft blitz around Canberra 2020-02-24 [The Times]

Canberra Airport must sack contractor for not paying workers affected by bushfires 2020-02-21 [UWU]

New Report: $6m+ cost to workers due to bushfire smoke 2020-02-21 [UnionsACT]

Young workers to hold Summer Patrol on Wage-theft 2020-02-21 [UnionsACT]

Hard to Breathe: Canberran workers’ rights, WHS and smoke 2020-02-15 [Unions ACT]

School cleaners celebrate success of ‘backsourcing’ their jobs 2020-02-12 [UWU]

WHS ALERT: Smoke and Extreme Heat Are Dangerous Combo 2020-01-31 [Unions ACT]

Worksafe must enforce the law, prosecute bosses who exposed workers to toxic smoke 2020-01-23 [UnionsACT]

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]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

3-07-1892 A 6,000 strong meeting calls for immediate strike action at Broken Hill as miners' previous agreements with employers expire. [more]

16-07-1986 The mining community of Moura was hit with disaster when a massive explosion at No. 4 mine claimed 12 lives. [more]

27-07-1917 A mass meeting of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers in Sydney votes to strike against the introduction of a time card system. [more]