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Fair Work Ombudsman sushi-shop fine shows wage-theft is at crisis levels

The fine secured by the Fair Work Ombudsman against a Canberra sushi company demonstrates the vast scale of wage-theft in the ACT. The penalties were issued against the operator of a chain of sushi outlets for deliberately underpaying migrant workers in Canberra, who were underpaid as much as $1992. Four of the workers were aged …

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UnionsACT to support LGBTQIA+ workers through Pride Leadership Internships

UnionsACT is pleased to be the recipient of a Capital of Equality grant from the ACT Government, announced yesterday. Thanks to this grant, UnionsACT will provide paid internships for early career LGBTQIA+ workers in 2019 to develop leadership skills and improve awareness of rights at work for queer workers. UnionsACT and the Canberra union movement …

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UnionsACT to launch Women In Trades program

UnionsACT will launch its Women In Trades program this Thursday night. The UnionsACT Women In Trades program aims to address the ongoing need for workplace information for young women in male-dominated industries who are considering, starting or undertaking an apprenticeship. Lack of gender diversity in male-dominated industries, such as the construction, automotive and electrical industries, …

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UNION PROTEST TODAY: 12PM IN GAREMA PLACE

Unions in Canberra will protest today to call for Australia’s broken workplace laws to be changed. Rally Details Location:         Garema Place, CivicTime:               12pm – 1pm Date:                Wed 10 April 2019 Speakers at the rally will include Alex White (UnionsACT Secretary), Nadine Flood (CPSU National Secretary), Jason O’Mara (CFMEU ACT Secretary), Greg McConville …

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Sham Federal Liberal health funding boost is actually $550m cut to ACT hospitals and health

UnionsACT has condemned last week’s sham “health package” announcement by the Morrison Liberal Government ahead of tomorrow’s Budget. The truth is that the Liberal Government cut $600 million from ACT health and hospitals in its 2014 Budget and never put it back. The ACT was the only jurisdiction that faced health funding cuts from 2014-18. …

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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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