We stand for working people.
UnionsACT is the independent voice of the Canberra trade union movement
Representing 23 unions and more than 33,000 members, UnionsACT is the largest representative organisation in the ACT. We work for big, important and permanent changes that improve the lives of working people in the Canberra region.
Tens of thousands of everyday working people like you are building a movement to fight for your living standards and to build a better future for all.
Insecure, contract and casualised work is at the worst-ever levels. We're campaigning to restore secure jobs for all working people.
Young workers are twice as likely to experience wage-theft or be seriously injured.
That's why we launched the Young Workers Advice Service
Equality is not a negotiation, and we won't stop until we've closed the pay-gap and ensured that working women are treated with dignity, respect and equality.
The ACT is the second most dangerous place in Australia to work.
That's why unions have campaigned for and won stronger safety laws, so every worker can get home safely. If you have been Injured at work head over to the Injured Workers Service we run.
Our Leadership Team
Bold, committed, active.
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 …
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 …
How COVID-19 is impacting investment markets and your super
This article is sponsored by our partner, Australian Super. As the COVID-19 virus spreads across the world and puts more people’s health at risk, governments …
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 …
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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