American-style industrial tactics from Canberra Casino deeply concerning

UnionsACT is deeply concerned that American-style industrial tactics are being imported by the Canberra Casino. The recent action taken by the Canberra Casino against casino workers taking protected industrial action is from the US-style anti-worker playbooks. Casino workers have been threatened by management and stood down for wanting to wear union t-shirts as part of … Continue reading American-style industrial tactics from Canberra Casino deeply concerning

Unions to hold vigil at Mexican Embassy to mourn violence & deaths of students and teachers in Mexico

UnionsACT and the Australian Education Union will hold a vigil at the Mexican Embassy on Wednesday morning to mourn the deaths of 12 teachers and students in the Mexican city of Oaxaca. The candle-light vigil comes following deadly clashes between protesting Mexican teachers and students, and security forces in the southern Mexican city. More than … Continue reading Unions to hold vigil at Mexican Embassy to mourn violence & deaths of students and teachers in Mexico

Unions welcome ACT Budget

Unions in Canberra have welcomed today’s ACT budget, which protects local jobs, invests in health care and better hospitals, and takes positive steps towards preventing family violence. The following quotes are attributable to Alex White, Secretary of UnionsACT: “Unions welcome the ACT Budget’s boost to private sector jobs growth through increased infrastructure investments. The Budget … Continue reading Unions welcome ACT Budget