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UnionsACT to campaign to raise awareness of motor injury law changes

UnionsACT will launch a major campaign this Sunday to raise awareness of lobbying by insurance companies that will change the ACT’s motor insurance compensation laws. The proposed changes to motor injury laws come after years of intense lobbying behind the scenes by the duopoly insurance companies. Under the changes, insurance companies will gain even more …

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Response to Work safety review

UnionsACT has today responded to the release of the Independent review into the ACT’s work safety compliance infrastructure, policies and procedures. The review confirms UnionsACT’s position that the amalgamation of Worksafe into Access Canberra was to the detriment of workers’ safety. The review further confirms UnionsACT’s view that Worksafe should be restructured into an independent …

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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 …

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Seven in ten working women aged under 25 have experienced wage theft: UnionsACT report

UnionsACT has today released a report into the experiences of young women in Canberra workplaces, finding that exploitation, bullying and harassment, discrimination and wage-theft are widespread and structural. More than 220 young workers aged under 25 years were surveyed earlier this year, in-person and online. The survey’s findings are included in the new report: ‘Sick …

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UnionsACT congratulates ACT Government for supporting the nuclear prohibition treaty and ICAN

UnionsACT has today congratulated the ACT Government and ACT Assembly for supporting the international treaty for the prohibition on nuclear weapons. The treaty was passed by the UN in 2017 as a result of campaigning by ICAN, the Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation founded in Australia. The following quotes are attributable to Alex White, secretary …

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UnionsACT urges ACT Labor to reverse ‘unprecedented’ $5m gift to corporate charity

UnionsACT will urge the ACT Labor Government to reverse the decision to gift $5 million in taxpayer funds to a corporatised charity, at Saturday’s Labor Party Conference. The decision to provide funds to a private charitable fund to distribute as grants, without competitive tender or public consultation, is unprecedented in the ACT. UnionsACT will raise …

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UnionsACT ‘concerned’ at reports ACT Govt will divert club community contributions to corporate charity

Reports that the ACT Government is considering diverting part or all of the clubs community contributions to the Hands Across Canberra corporatised charity are concerning, said UnionsACT today. Yesterday, Fairfax reported that Chief Minister Andrew Barr is looking to “divert a portion of the compulsory “community contributions” from clubs into his new charitable fund”. UnionsACT …

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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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