Young Workers to Protest Grill’d Tomorrow

Young workers in Canberra, supported by unions, will protest tomorrow at the serious and widespread exploitation taking place within the Grill’d franchise. Details Location:        Meet at corner of Bunda St & Scotts Crossing, Civic Time:               11:30am – 12pm Date:               Thurs 12 November 2019 The Grill’d fast food franchise has been exposed in …

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Work health & safety alert: Bushfire smoke poses dangers to workers

UnionsACT has today issued a work health and safety alert about the bushfire smoke. Bushfire smoke is a serious health hazard. There is no safe exposure level for air pollution like bushfire smoke. Health authorities in New South Wales and Queensland have already issued health alerts, warning of ultra-fine particulate matter (PM) in the smoke …

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UnionsACT welcomes amendments to Human Rights Act enshrining right to join unions

UnionsACT has today welcomed the introduction of amendments to the ACT Human Rights Act to recognise the right of workers to join their union. The amendment was tabled by Labor backbencher Bec Cody; it would include a protection in the Act of the right of workers to join and be active in their union. The …

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UnionsACT welcomes new independent WorkSafe ACT, must now focus on worker safety and compliance

UnionsACT has today welcomed the WHS Amendment Bill in the ACT Assembly today, which will establish a new, independent WorkSafe ACT. The Bill debated today comes after more than three years of campaigning by unions in Canberra calling for a stronger, more independent regulator, and better safety outcomes for workers. The ACT remains the second …

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New anti wage-theft laws will benefit Canberra workers

New anti-wage-theft laws passed today by the ACT Assembly will benefit Canberra workers whose wages have been stolen by their boss. The Courts (Fair Work and Work Safety) Act 2019 clarifies existing referral powers under the Fair Work Act to allow state and territory magistrates courts to hear small-claims (wage-theft) matters. Under the Fair Work …

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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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