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UnionsACT welcomes re-election of pro-worker government

UnionsACT has today welcomed the re-election of the pro-worker Labor-Greens government. The election campaign was fought on the issues of affordable health care, well-funded public services and infrastructure for the future. Union members mobilised in unprecedented numbers over the past three months, engaging in a highly targeted, data-driven campaign that saw volunteers have personal conversations …

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West Side Acton Park - Family and Community Day

Unions to hold family & community celebration on 26 September public holiday

UnionsACT will host a free community celebration on the Family & Community Day public holiday on 26 September at the Westside Acton Park. The family event will include free live music, face-painting, colouring-in and other activities for kids. The event will take place on Monday 26 September, from 11am until 3pm at Westside Acton Park …

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New Canberra Hospital expansion plans will deliver better health care, extra nurses and more jobs

UnionsACT has welcomed today’s announcement by ACT Labor to build an entirely new surgical and emergency centre at the Canberra Hospital, which will see extra nurses, better health care and more jobs. At this election, unions in Canberra are campaigning for accessible, universal healthcare, which is essential to tackle inequality. The Federal Liberal Government, cheered …

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University of Canberra Hospital Fatality 2016

Workplace Safety Awareness Walk on Sunday will pay respect to killed UC Hospital worker

The Inaugural Workplace Safety Awareness Walk this Sunday will pay respects to the crane driver killed earlier this month on the University of Canberra Hospital building site. Despite improvements in construction safety over the past three years, the Canberra construction sector remains the least safe jurisdiction in Australia. The tragic death of a 62-year-old crane …

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Workplace Safety Walk 2016

UnionsACT Keep the spotlight on workplace safety with inaugural Work Safety Awareness Walk

On Sunday 28 August from 10am – 12pm, UnionsACT will host the inaugural Work Safety Awareness Walk in support of workplace safety in the ACT. Participants can register for free to walk Lake Burley Griffin with friends, family and pets to show their support for this extremely important cause. The walk will leave from the National Workers …

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Canberra Liberals must explain how they will fund election promises

The Canberra Liberals have between $404.0 million and $497.4 million in unfunded promises according to independent analysis commissioned by UnionsACT. This figure includes only recurrent expenditure, and does not include Tuesday’s announcement by the Canberra Liberals of a $400 million capital works project at the Canberra Hospital, or other capital works commitments. The Canberra Liberals …

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ACT Election TV ad campaign launched by UnionsACT

UnionsACT will tomorrow launch its ACT election television advertising campaign, highlighting the record of the Liberal party in breaking promises and cutting public sector jobs. In every jurisdiction in Australia, the Liberal party has promised to not cut health and education funding, or public sector jobs, only to break those promises after the election. Victoria …

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UnionsACT calls on Canberra Liberals to release light rail and other election promise costings

UnionsACT has today called on the Canberra Liberals to release their own costings of election commitments, including tearing up the light rail contracts. Fairfax reports on 1 August of Canberra Liberal spending commitments suggest the party has made between $380-400 million in un-costed promises. The largest un-costed promise appears to be the cancellation of the …

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UnionsACT welcomes announcement of ACT rehabilitation, return to work and retraining program

UnionsACT has today welcomed the announcement by ACT chief minister Andrew Barr and industrial relations and workplace safety minister Mick Gentleman of a Return to work and Retraining Program for ACT public servants. The newly announced program will assist all ACT public servants, including nurses, teachers and fire-fighters who suffer a physical or psychological injury …

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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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