Improved work injury numbers shows importance of workplace inspections and compliance

Improved safety figures from Safe Work Australia show the importance of union safety visits and heightened inspection regime, said UnionsACT secretary Alex White. The Comparative Performance Monitoring Report, released on 28 October, showed that the incidence of serious workplace injury claims has dropped in the ACT from 11.9 per 1000 employees to 9.6. The Safe … Continue reading Improved work injury numbers shows importance of workplace inspections and compliance

UnionsACT champions a just transition at this Sunday’s Peoples’ Climate March

Canberra’s unions will join the Peoples’ Climate March on Sunday to highlight the importance of a just transition to a low carbon economy. UnionsACT has worked alongside environmental and community groups to organise the march to coincide with the international Paris climate talks. The march is expected to be one of the largest and most … Continue reading UnionsACT champions a just transition at this Sunday’s Peoples’ Climate March

ACT political leaders must categorically rule out supporting any increase to the GST

  Political leaders in the ACT must categorically rule out supporting any increase to the GST, said UnionsACT today. Proposals by the Federal Government and the business lobby to increase the GST to 15% would disproportionately impact everyday people and benefit the wealthy. The business lobby is advocating that an increase to the GST should … Continue reading ACT political leaders must categorically rule out supporting any increase to the GST

Fair Work Ombudsman spot checks must focus on preventing wage-theft

The Fair Work inspections of up to 50 randomly selected businesses in Woden, Weston Creek and Queanbeyan must focus on wage-theft said UnionsACT today. The inspections will check that employers are paying the correct minimum hourly rates, penalty rates, allowances and loadings and providing appropriate meal breaks. As many as four in ten businesses in … Continue reading Fair Work Ombudsman spot checks must focus on preventing wage-theft

Progressive Canberra Summit to discuss future direction of the ACT

UnionsACT and Fair Go for Canberra are co-hosting the inaugural Progressive Canberra Summit, held at the National Gallery of Australia on 14 November 2015. This important event brings together the ACT’s leading civil society organisations, community groups, unions and individuals to discuss a long-term vision for our city. The Summit will look at a range … Continue reading Progressive Canberra Summit to discuss future direction of the ACT