Unions welcome signing of light rail contracts

Unions in Canberra have today welcomed the signing of the light rail contract with the Canberra Metro consortium. The light rail project has strong community support, with the most recent UnionsACT commissioned opinion poll showing 62.7% support and 50.2% support in the southern suburbs of Canberra like Tuggeranong and Weston Creek. Unions support the 3,500 … Continue reading Unions welcome signing of light rail contracts

Mr Fluffy revelations requires immediate inquiry and criminal investigation

Startling revelations of asbestos-tainted material being removed from Mr. Fluffy properties demands immediate action and investigation, said UnionsACT today. UnionsACT, in conjunction with the CFMEU, is calling for the ACT Government to take action to: Immediately suspend all demolition work associated with Mr. Fluffy properties. Temporarily suspend all asbestos licenses for contractors involved with Mr. … Continue reading Mr Fluffy revelations requires immediate inquiry and criminal investigation

Union members hold key to election outcome in Eden Monaro

Unions across the Canberra region are ready to mobilise thousands of members and supporters to dump the Turnbull Government and Eden Monaro MP Peter Hendy. The official start of the 2016 election campaign comes days after a poll shows that widely-disliked Liberal member for Eden Monaro, Peter Hendy, would lose his seat. The national union … Continue reading Union members hold key to election outcome in Eden Monaro

Failed prosecution requires strengthening of industrial manslaughter laws

The shock decision today by the ACT public prosecutor to drop the industrial manslaughter case against Schwing Australia for the death of Ben Catanzariti highlights serious limitations with the industrial manslaughter laws. The industrial manslaughter laws were introduced in the ACT in 2003 to ensure that workplaces in Canberra are as safe as possible. It … Continue reading Failed prosecution requires strengthening of industrial manslaughter laws