Workplace Safety Awareness Walk on Sunday will pay respect to killed UC Hospital worker

University of Canberra Hospital Fatality 2016

The Inaugural Workplace Safety Awareness Walk this Sunday will pay respects to the crane driver killed earlier this month on the University of Canberra Hospital building site. Despite improvements in construction safety over the past three years, the Canberra construction sector remains the least safe jurisdiction in Australia. The tragic death of a 62-year-old crane … Continue reading Workplace Safety Awareness Walk on Sunday will pay respect to killed UC Hospital worker

UnionsACT Keep the spotlight on workplace safety with inaugural Work Safety Awareness Walk

Workplace Safety Walk 2016

On Sunday 28 August from 10am – 12pm, UnionsACT will host the inaugural Work Safety Awareness Walk in support of workplace safety in the ACT. Participants can register for free to walk Lake Burley Griffin with friends, family and pets to show their support for this extremely important cause. The walk will leave from the National Workers … Continue reading UnionsACT Keep the spotlight on workplace safety with inaugural Work Safety Awareness Walk

Canberra Liberals must explain how they will fund election promises

The Canberra Liberals have between $404.0 million and $497.4 million in unfunded promises according to independent analysis commissioned by UnionsACT. This figure includes only recurrent expenditure, and does not include Tuesday’s announcement by the Canberra Liberals of a $400 million capital works project at the Canberra Hospital, or other capital works commitments. The Canberra Liberals … Continue reading Canberra Liberals must explain how they will fund election promises

ACT Election TV ad campaign launched by UnionsACT

UnionsACT will tomorrow launch its ACT election television advertising campaign, highlighting the record of the Liberal party in breaking promises and cutting public sector jobs. In every jurisdiction in Australia, the Liberal party has promised to not cut health and education funding, or public sector jobs, only to break those promises after the election. Victoria … Continue reading ACT Election TV ad campaign launched by UnionsACT

UnionsACT calls on Canberra Liberals to release light rail and other election promise costings

UnionsACT has today called on the Canberra Liberals to release their own costings of election commitments, including tearing up the light rail contracts. Fairfax reports on 1 August of Canberra Liberal spending commitments suggest the party has made between $380-400 million in un-costed promises. The largest un-costed promise appears to be the cancellation of the … Continue reading UnionsACT calls on Canberra Liberals to release light rail and other election promise costings