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UnionsACT welcomes appointment of Greg Jones as ACT Work Safety Commissioner

UnionsACT has today welcomed the appointment of Greg Jones as ACT Work Safety Commissioner. Mr Jones replaces Mark McCabe as commissioner after Mr McCabe retired earlier this year. Mr Jones is well known to unions in the Canberra region, through his most recent role at Access Canberra as Director of Regulatory Compliance for the construction …

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American-style industrial tactics from Canberra Casino deeply concerning

UnionsACT is deeply concerned that American-style industrial tactics are being imported by the Canberra Casino. The recent action taken by the Canberra Casino against casino workers taking protected industrial action is from the US-style anti-worker playbooks. Casino workers have been threatened by management and stood down for wanting to wear union t-shirts as part of …

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Unions to hold vigil at Mexican Embassy to mourn violence & deaths of students and teachers in Mexico

UnionsACT and the Australian Education Union will hold a vigil at the Mexican Embassy on Wednesday morning to mourn the deaths of 12 teachers and students in the Mexican city of Oaxaca. The candle-light vigil comes following deadly clashes between protesting Mexican teachers and students, and security forces in the southern Mexican city. More than …

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Unions welcome ACT Budget

Unions in Canberra have welcomed today’s ACT budget, which protects local jobs, invests in health care and better hospitals, and takes positive steps towards preventing family violence. The following quotes are attributable to Alex White, Secretary of UnionsACT: “Unions welcome the ACT Budget’s boost to private sector jobs growth through increased infrastructure investments. The Budget …

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Mr Fluffy revelations requires immediate inquiry and criminal investigation

Startling revelations of asbestos-tainted material being removed from Mr. Fluffy properties demands immediate action and investigation, said UnionsACT today. UnionsACT, in conjunction with the CFMEU, is calling for the ACT Government to take action to: Immediately suspend all demolition work associated with Mr. Fluffy properties. Temporarily suspend all asbestos licenses for contractors involved with Mr. …

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Union members hold key to election outcome in Eden Monaro

Unions across the Canberra region are ready to mobilise thousands of members and supporters to dump the Turnbull Government and Eden Monaro MP Peter Hendy. The official start of the 2016 election campaign comes days after a poll shows that widely-disliked Liberal member for Eden Monaro, Peter Hendy, would lose his seat. The national union …

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Failed prosecution requires strengthening of industrial manslaughter laws

The shock decision today by the ACT public prosecutor to drop the industrial manslaughter case against Schwing Australia for the death of Ben Catanzariti highlights serious limitations with the industrial manslaughter laws. The industrial manslaughter laws were introduced in the ACT in 2003 to ensure that workplaces in Canberra are as safe as possible. It …

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International Workers Memorial Day: Thursday 28 April

International Workers Memorial Day will be commemorated in Canberra on Thursday 28 April at the National Workers Memorial Day at 11am. The commemoration is part of national and global ceremonies to recognise the tragedy of workplace accidents and deaths, the vast majority of which are preventable. In Australia, 193 workers were killed in 2015, almost …

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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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