Door knocking for a Better Future in Eden-Monaro

Door knocking for a Better Future in Eden-Monaro A 100 volunteers will be participating in the largest ever door knocking event in the federal seat of Eden-Monaro onSunday 13 September, 2015, focused in Queanbeyan. Coordinated by UnionsACT, teachers, nurses, public servants, fire fighters, students and retirees will come together under the banner of “Build A …

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UnionsACT welcomes ACT Govt’s announcement on Easter Sunday public holiday

UnionsACT today welcomed the announcement by Andrew Barr on Saturday 22 August 2015 that the ACT Government would make Easter Sunday a classified public holiday. Currently, only Good Friday and Easter Monday are classified as public holidays during the Easter period. This announcement will assist those people who work on Easter Sunday by ensuring they …

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Independent assessment of light rail jobs figures supports 3,500 number

An independent assessment commissioned by UnionsACT confirms that over 3,500 jobs will be created as a result of the construction of light rail. More importantly, the assessment finds that the transformation of the Gungahlin corridor will generate thousands of jobs in the private sector knowledge economy and service industry over the long term. The assessment, …

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ACT Light Rail: Assessment on Impact for Workers

An independent assessment commissioned by UnionsACT confirms that over 3,500 jobs will be created as a result of the construction of light rail. More importantly, the assessment finds that the transformation of the Gungahlin corridor will generate thousands of jobs in private sector knowledge economy and service jobs over the long term. The assessment, prepared by …

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ACT Still Least Safe Jurisdiction for Construction Workers

Media Release Safe Work Australia data shows that construction sites in the ACT are the least safe of any jurisdiction in Australia, UnionsACT said today. The SWA report, from May 2015, states that: In 2012–13p the Australian Capital Territory recorded the highest incidence rate of serious claims with 29.0 claims per 1000 workers while Victoria …

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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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