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 Polling Shows Canberrans Support Job Creation from Light Rail

UnionsACT has found that Canberrans want to support the jobs created by the light rail infrastructure project, despite the negative campaign run by the ACT Liberals. UnionsACT commissioned polling shows that, although opinion is divided on light rail, support dramatically increases when the job creation benefits are explained. Get more information about light rail The …

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Media Release: Unions Support Budget Focus on Jobs, Services, Growth

Unions broadly support the ACT Budget’s focus on protecting jobs, delivering services, and growing the economy, said UnionsACT’s Secretary Alex White today. The ACT has been hit hard by savage public sector sackings, cuts to funding by the Federal Government to schools, hospitals and social services, reduction in GST funding, and the Mr Fluffy disaster. …

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May Day 2015

[two_thirds flow=start]May Day is an event of central importance for the labour movement, and in the ACT has long been a celebration of working people. This year we will continue the tradition of awarding May Day Awards that recognise significant achievement amongst the activists and delegates of Canberra’s proud unions. With unions and the broader …

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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 A White for UnionsACT, 11 London Circuit, Canberra.

 

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