Call to Action: October 2018

The past few months have been crucial for the union movement and our Change the Rules campaign in building momentum, exposing the lies of trickle-down economics, and preventing regressive legislation in the Parliament. Our next major focus is building for a rally in November, as part of the national month of action, to highlight why […]

UnionsACT supports Housing and Homelessness Agenda

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 […]

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 […]