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 calls for Federal wages subsidy to protect jobs

UnionsACT has today added its voice to calls that the Federal Government urgently establish a wages subsidy to protect jobs. Thousands of Canberra workers and hundreds of thousands across Australia are facing mass unemployment due to stand-downs and job cuts. These workers are now facing life below the poverty-line on Newstart, as well as mass …

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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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