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UnionsACT welcomes ACT Govt’s announcement on Easter Sunday public holiday

UnionsACT today welcomed the announcement by Andrew Barr on Saturday 22 August 2015 that the ACT Government would make Easter Sunday a classified public holiday. Currently, only Good Friday and Easter Monday are classified as public holidays during the Easter period. This announcement will assist those people who work on Easter Sunday by ensuring they …

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Independent assessment of light rail jobs figures supports 3,500 number

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 the private sector knowledge economy and service industry over the long term. The assessment, …

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ACT Still Least Safe Jurisdiction for Construction Workers

Media Release Safe Work Australia data shows that construction sites in the ACT are the least safe of any jurisdiction in Australia, UnionsACT said today. The SWA report, from May 2015, states that: In 2012–13p the Australian Capital Territory recorded the highest incidence rate of serious claims with 29.0 claims per 1000 workers while Victoria …

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UnionsACT Polling Shows Canberrans Support Job Creation from Light Rail

UnionsACT has found that Canberrans want to support the jobs created by the light rail infrastructure project, despite the negative campaign run by the ACT Liberals. UnionsACT commissioned polling shows that, although opinion is divided on light rail, support dramatically increases when the job creation benefits are explained. Get more information about light rail The …

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Media Release: Unions Support Budget Focus on Jobs, Services, Growth

Unions broadly support the ACT Budget’s focus on protecting jobs, delivering services, and growing the economy, said UnionsACT’s Secretary Alex White today. The ACT has been hit hard by savage public sector sackings, cuts to funding by the Federal Government to schools, hospitals and social services, reduction in GST funding, and the Mr Fluffy disaster. …

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Media Release: ActewAGL Sackings Highlights Need for Jobs Plan for Canberra

The announcement by ActewAGL that it will make “substantial” job cuts as a result of the Australian Energy Regulator decision highlights the need for a jobs plan for Canberra, UnionsACT’s Secretary Alex White said today. The AER’s decision to cut ActewAGL’s operating allowance by 36% is a massive hit, and it is forecast that 190 …

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Canberra’s unions commend Simon Corbell for ensuring fair public holiday rates

As a result of changes to the ACT Holiday Act 1958, private sector workers are guaranteed fair public holiday entitlements. The ACT Government has ensured that 25 December, 26 December and 1 January are official public holidays when they occur on weekends, in addition to the public holidays on the following Monday and Tuesday where …

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Canberra’s unions join with community groups to bust the federal budget

Kim Sattler, UnionsACT Secretary Canberra’s unions are joining with community groups to protest the Coalition’s grossly unfair Federal Budget. On Sunday 6th July, Canberra citizens will rally together at midday on the lawns outside Parliament House. The rally gives all Canberrans the opportunity to demand an end to this budget and advocate for a Government which …

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UnionsACT acknowledges that it works on the land of the Ngunnawal people, and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. 

Authorised A White for UnionsACT, 11 London Circuit, Canberra.

 

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