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Matthew Harrion

Matthew Harrison


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Workers' voice

Now more than ever, working people need a strong independent and collective voice. UnionsACT is the largest independent voice for working people in the Canberra region.You can read our archive of media releases and public statements here, and stay up to date with some of the key issues facing working people and the broader ACT community.

Labour Day 2020

Happy Labour Day! Labour Day celebrates the struggles and achievements of working people in Australia. Notably, it marks the birth of the eight hour day …

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Now is the time for support for workers, not cuts

UnionsACT welcomes the announcement that JobSeeker and JobKeeper will be extended beyond September, but now is the time for support, not cuts.   The extension …

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Casual Employment Arrangements Can’t Strip Permanent Workers of Rights

Young Workers Centre welcomes court decision: casual employment arrangements can’t strip permanent workers of rights The Young Workers Centre at UnionsACT welcomes yesterday’s landmark decision …

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Jobkeeper wage subsidy leaves 26,000 Canberra workers without support

Analysis by the ACTU and UnionsACT shows that 17,300 casual workers and 8,600 migrant workers (excluding New Zealand citizens) will not be eligible for the …

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Equality is not a negotiation.

Women joining together to challenge sexism, gender inequality, violence and structural discrimination at work.

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We Are Union Women is a feminist, unionist, activist network campaigning for social change, justice and to build the union movement’s ability to win on issues for women.

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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 M Harrison for UnionsACT, 11 London Circuit, Canberra.

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