International Workers Memorial Day: Thursday 28 April

International Workers Memorial Day will be commemorated in Canberra on Thursday 28 April at the National Workers Memorial Day at 11am. The commemoration is part of national and global ceremonies to recognise the tragedy of workplace accidents and deaths, the vast majority of which are preventable. In Australia, 193 workers were killed in 2015, almost … Continue reading International Workers Memorial Day: Thursday 28 April

Amendments to workplace privacy laws will expose working people to covert surveillance

UnionsACT has serious concerns that changes to the Workplace Privacy Act due to be debated on Thursday in the ACT Assembly will give undue powers to employers and insurance companies to spy on workers outside the workplace. The bill, introduced by Justice Minister Shane Rattenbury, will expose public and private sector workers to being covertly … Continue reading Amendments to workplace privacy laws will expose working people to covert surveillance

Unions launch Canberra’s largest community campaign

Unions will come together tonight to launch Canberra’s largest ever community campaign. The campaign, called ‘We Are Union’, will call for stronger public services, secure jobs, quality health care, better resourced schools and a fair tax system. The campaign will benefit from several years of innovation and learning from highly successful union campaigns in Victoria, … Continue reading Unions launch Canberra’s largest community campaign