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Matthew Harrion

Matthew Harrison

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Maddy Northam

President

Workers' voice

Now more than ever, working people need a strong independent and collective voice. UnionsACT is the largest independent voice for working people in the Canberra region.You can read our archive of media releases and public statements here, and stay up to date with some of the key issues facing working people and the broader ACT community.

Employers who pressure workers to give up permanent jobs are breaking the law

UnionsACT is aware of employers using the coronavirus crisis to coerce vulnerable workers out of permanent employment and into casual jobs. This activity is illegal, …

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UnionsACT welcomes first stimulus package

UnionsACT has welcomed the ACT Government’s first stimulus package, and calls on employers to use the stimulus to protect jobs. The stimulus focuses on practical …

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Employers must waive sick certificate requirements

UnionsACT has today called on ACT employers to waive requirements for sick certificates for employees during the coronavirus crisis. Most employers require employees to provide …

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ACT Govt Stimulus must come with guarantees for workers

UnionsACT has today called on the ACT Government to ensure any stimulus payments to businesses come with job security guarantees for working Canberrans. Past experience …

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UnionsACT calls for protections for renters during coronavirus crisis

UnionsACT has today called on the ACT Government to implement urgent reforms that would protect Canberrans from rent increases and evictions during the COVID-19 crisis. …

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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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