UnionsACT presents the 2018 Labour Day Festival & Union Picnic

Following the final Family and Community Day public holiday last year, UnionsACT is reviving Union Picnic Day, to be held on Labour Day. The free-entry event will be held at Eddison Park in Woden, and will include carnival rides, a petting zoo, free face painting, a kids-corner, and loads of games and activities. Adults and … Continue reading UnionsACT presents the 2018 Labour Day Festival & Union Picnic

International Workers Memorial Day: Saturday 28 April

International Workers Memorial Day will be commemorated in Canberra this Saturday 28 April at the National Workers Memorial Day at 10:00am. The commemoration is part of national and global ceremonies to recognise the tragedy of workplace accidents and deaths, the vast majority of which are preventable. In Australia, 182 workers were killed in 2017, more … Continue reading International Workers Memorial Day: Saturday 28 April

May Day 2017

UnionsACT is hosting a May Day Dinner on 28 April. May Day celebrates the achievements of working people and organised labour. As with previous years, the May Day Dinner will be held at the Woden Tradies. You can book tickets online here or email unionsact@unionsact.org.au.

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

May Day 2015

[two_thirds flow=start]May Day is an event of central importance for the labour movement, and in the ACT has long been a celebration of working people. This year we will continue the tradition of awarding May Day Awards that recognise significant achievement amongst the activists and delegates of Canberra’s proud unions. With unions and the broader … Continue reading May Day 2015

Fair Go for Canberra Forum

fair go for canberra forum

10 October at 16:00 - 18:30 Manning Clark Theatre 6 This will be a forum to discuss community coalitions as a political force. Our keynote speaker is Jenna Price, academic at University of Technology Sydney, Canberra Times columnist, and a co-founder of Destroy the Joint.RSVP: www.fairgoforcanberra.org.au

*TODAY* Canberra Student Rally Against the Budget

The National Union of Students has called a National Day of Action on August 20 = rally on every campus.We're on board because this federal budget’s treatment of higher education + welfare is an attack on students:~ 20% cut to public funding for uni courses~ Deregulation of fees allowing unis to charge whatever they want … Continue reading *TODAY* Canberra Student Rally Against the Budget