Workplace health and safety UnionsACT

UnionsACT calls for safety review of MBA apprenticeship programs

UnionsACT today has called on the ACT Government to conduct a thorough safety review into the Master Builders Association apprenticeship programs, following reports of a serious accident today. Work Safety ACT today was called to an incident this afternoon involving a first year apprentice on a residential building site in Denman Prospect. The apprentice was …

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Unions welcome ACT Govt. support for paid domestic violence leave

UnionsACT today has welcomed the ACT Government’s submission to the Fair Work Commission supporting the union claim for 10 days paid domestic violence leave. Unions have been campaigning for the inclusion of 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave to be included as a National Employment Standard, and included in modern awards. This would …

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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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Housing affordability Canberra

UnionsACT supports Housing and Homelessness Agenda

UnionsACT is proud to support the 2016 joint election statement on homelessness and affordable housing, coordinated by ACTCOSS and ACT Shelter. Unions in Canberra have campaigned for many years to improve housing affordability, and to decrease homelessness. Housing stress caused by unaffordable housing causes substantial financial, social, relationship and health pressures for working people, their families …

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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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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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