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UnionsACT urges Government to take more time to consult with unions on new motor injury compensation laws

UnionsACT has today written to the ACT Government, urging it to take more time to consult on its proposed motor injury accident compensation laws. The proposed laws represent the largest reform to personal injury compensation law in the ACT, and will substantially reduce rights for injured people, especially workers who are injured on the road …

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UnionsACT supports the student climate strike

UnionsACT has congratulated students attending tomorrow’s student climate strike and endorsed the action. As the independent voice for working people in the Canberra region, UnionsACT supports urgent action on climate change, including the rapid transition to a zero-carbon economy guided by Just Transition principles. UnionsACT joins other unions and civil society organisations in supporting and …

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UnionsACT calls for restrictions on sexist, degrading advertising

UnionsACT has called on the ACT Government to introduce stronger restrictions on sexist and degrading advertising that objectifies women, following a snap rally on International Women’s Day protesting Geocon’s sexist ads. Sexist advertising that objectifies or disrespects women is linked to increased prevalence of gendered violence and sexual harassment. UnionsACT has established a public petition, …

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UnionsACT campaign to encourage Canberrans to Dump Zed this Valentines

UnionsACT volunteers will be distributing tens of thousands of Dump Zed Valentines postcards this week to encourage Canberrans to let Liberal Senator Zed Seselja know “its over”. The postcards will be distributed at major bus interchanges and city centres, and letterboxed across the ACT, every day this week leading up to Valentines Day. You can …

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UnionsACT to welcomes release of Secure Local Jobs Code

UnionsACT today welcomed the tabling of the Secure Local Jobs Code, the key regulation underpinning improvements to the ACT Government’s contracting laws. The Secure Local Jobs Package includes a range of new measures to protect the workplace rights and safety of employees of ACT Government contractors. The Package was a key election commitment made by …

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UnionsACT to campaign to raise awareness of motor injury law changes

UnionsACT will launch a major campaign this Sunday to raise awareness of lobbying by insurance companies that will change the ACT’s motor insurance compensation laws. The proposed changes to motor injury laws come after years of intense lobbying behind the scenes by the duopoly insurance companies. Under the changes, insurance companies will gain even more …

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Response to Work safety review

UnionsACT has today responded to the release of the Independent review into the ACT’s work safety compliance infrastructure, policies and procedures. The review confirms UnionsACT’s position that the amalgamation of Worksafe into Access Canberra was to the detriment of workers’ safety. The review further confirms UnionsACT’s view that Worksafe should be restructured into an independent …

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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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