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 movement, that fought for the right to eight hours work, eight hours rest and eight hours recreation. On Labour Day, we recognise and honour the contributions union members have made …

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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 are placing greater restrictions on movement between and within countries. This is having a large and immediate impact on people’s jobs, industries and economies worldwide, and in some cases shutting …

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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 of the Federal Court in Workpac v Rossato to protect the rights of workers who are labelled as casuals purely to strip them of job security, rights and pay. This …

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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 Federal Government wages subsidy (Jobkeeper). The Commonwealth’s Jobkeeper wage subsidy provides $750 per week to employers as a subsidy for wages paid to workers. However, the subsidy scheme excludes casual …

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Remaining calm when faced with investment market volatility

This article is sponsored by our partner, Australian Super. In these times of uncertainty and significant investment market volatility we encourage members to remain calm. The news often dramatises the daily movements of the investment markets and economic conditions. Headlines that highlight short-term market volatility can create anxiety and distract members from focusing on the …

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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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