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 […]

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

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 […]

White Ribbon morning tea

UnionsACT is hosting a White Ribbon Night morning tea on Friday 31 July. Time: 10:30am – 11am Date: Friday 31 July Place: Glebe Park, corner of Akuna St and Bunda St The event is a morning tea to support White Ribbon and oppose violence against women. UnionsACT will provide a few egg & bacon rolls, […]

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 […]

National Day of Action – Wed 4 March 2015

Our rights at work are again under attack from the Abbott Government and employers. It recently became even clearer that the full-scale Productivity Commission inquiry into our rights at work could deliver cuts to penalty rates, the abolition of the minimum wage, bring back unfair individual contracts and swing even more power to the employers. […]

Family & Community Day Stall

This Family & Community Day, come by the Fair Go for Canberra stall for a free sausage and a yarn. This year, we’re talking about how the Federal Budget has hit Canberra hardest. We’re angry about the Government’s plans to: • Slash the public service• Destroy universal Medicare • Triple university feesWhat’s on your mind? Come by […]

March Australia

The people united for better government. Sunday 12 noon 31 August 2014   Speaker’s corner:   John Minns (Refugee Action Committee) – refugee rights Kim Sattler (UnionsACT) – workers rights, publice service cuts Tjanara Goreng Goreng  (UC) – Aboriginal Australian sovereignty Rod Campbell (The Australia Institute) – climate change Michael Mazengarb – renewable energy Tom Swann […]

*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 […]