UnionsACT Submission to 2016 ACT Budget Consultation

Each year, UnionsACT makes a submission to the ACT Government's budget consultation process. It highlights the priority areas for territory funding for the following year on behalf of the trade union movement and working people. In particular, it focuses on both industrial, economic, social and community service areas that unions believe should be addressed by … Continue reading UnionsACT Submission to 2016 ACT Budget Consultation

Eight in Ten Canberrans Support Penalty Rates

The overwhelming majority of Canberrans, across all age groups and political affiliation, support penalty rates, according to a new poll conducted by ReachTel for UnionsACT. The poll of 1,183 people across the ACT was conducted on the 12th of October, and found that 79.7% of Canberrans support penalty rates. Opposition was just 12.7% and 7.6% … Continue reading Eight in Ten Canberrans Support Penalty Rates

Canberra Nurse Fronts Campaign to Protect Penalty Rates

UnionsACT will launch a major campaign to defend penalty rates, with veteran nurse Teidi Chad fronting a series of television ads. The campaign coincides with Anti-Poverty Week, running from 11-17 October, and brings together unions and community groups to call on the Federal Liberal Government to protect penalty rates. Ms Chad, a nurse for forty-five … Continue reading Canberra Nurse Fronts Campaign to Protect Penalty Rates