UnionsACT supports Housing and Homelessness Agenda

Housing affordability Canberra

UnionsACT is proud to support the 2016 joint election statement on homelessness and affordable housing, coordinated by ACTCOSS and ACT Shelter. Unions in Canberra have campaigned for many years to improve housing affordability, and to decrease homelessness. Housing stress caused by unaffordable housing causes substantial financial, social, relationship and health pressures for working people, their families … Continue reading UnionsACT supports Housing and Homelessness Agenda

UnionsACT Submission to 2016 ACT Budget Consultation

Each year, UnionsACT makes a submission to the ACT Government's budget consultation process. It highlights the priority areas for territory funding for the following year on behalf of the trade union movement and working people. In particular, it focuses on both industrial, economic, social and community service areas that unions believe should be addressed by … Continue reading UnionsACT Submission to 2016 ACT Budget Consultation

ACT Light Rail: Assessment on Impact for Workers

An independent assessment commissioned by UnionsACT confirms that over 3,500 jobs will be created as a result of the construction of light rail. More importantly, the assessment finds that the transformation of the Gungahlin corridor will generate thousands of jobs in private sector knowledge economy and service jobs over the long term. The assessment, prepared by … Continue reading ACT Light Rail: Assessment on Impact for Workers

UnionsACT Submission to Taxi Innovation Review

UnionsACT recently made a submission to the ACT Government's Taxi Innovation Review. The review looked at the impact of new technology on the taxi industry, especially from companies like Uber. UnionsACT holds that the emergence of app-based booking services does not excuse companies from their responsibility to workers and to the community. The ACT Government … Continue reading UnionsACT Submission to Taxi Innovation Review

Work for UnionsACT: Events & Office Coordinator

Do you want to work for the peak union council for the Australian Capital Territory? We're hiring for a new Events & Office Coordinator to manage our office and drive our growing calendar of high-impact events. The UnionsACT Events & Office Coordinator manages all internal office processes, coordinates UnionsACT events and provides meeting support. Duties … Continue reading Work for UnionsACT: Events & Office Coordinator

Bernie Banton launch of asbestos awareness bus in Canberra

Canberra's toxic asbestos legacy made it the perfect location to launch a new asbestos awareness van which will tour the country over the coming months. The Bernie Banton Foundation, which promotes awareness and education around all forms of asbestos, launched  its Mobile Asbestos Education and Awareness Unit at the ACT Legislative Assembly on Tuesday amid … Continue reading Bernie Banton launch of asbestos awareness bus in Canberra