Commentators and politicians should be responsible in debating proposed ABCC bill

Politicians and commentators should be measured and responsible in discussing the proposed reintroduction of the Australian Building and Construction Commission and Building Code, said UnionsACT secretary Alex White today. It is very important for commentators and politicians to avoid misrepresenting what the Building Code and ABCC are and their scope. Uncritically repeating the partisan, politically … Continue reading Commentators and politicians should be responsible in debating proposed ABCC bill

UnionsACT statement on procurement MOU

UnionsACT notes with disappoint the misleading statements by Minister Michaelia Cash, Liberal Senator Zed Seselja and Canberra Liberal leader Jeremy Hanson regarding the memorandum of understanding on procurement. A fact sheet regarding the MOU is here. The memorandum of understanding of understanding was first agreed in 2005. It has been subject to parliamentary questioning and … Continue reading UnionsACT statement on procurement MOU

UnionsACT statement on resignation of Mark McCabe

UnionsACT thanks Mark McCabe for his service to and promotion of workplace safety for working people in the ACT. Mr McCabe was responsible for implementing a range of improvements to workplace safety, including commencing implementation of the Getting Home Safely Report. Unions have appreciated the cooperative approach taken by Mr McCabe towards unions and employee … Continue reading UnionsACT statement on resignation of Mark McCabe