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Matthew Harrion

Matthew Harrison


Maddy Northam


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.
Summer Patrol - Young Workers Centre ACT

Young workers to hold Summer Patrol on Wage-theft

Young workers in Canberra, supported by UnionsACT, will take to the streets for a Summer Patrol on Monday 24 February to raise awareness about wage-theft, …

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New Report: $6m+ cost to workers due to bushfire smoke

UnionsACT has today released a report into the WHS and workplace rights impacts on workers of the bushfire smoke between 1 December 2019 and 31 …

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Hard to Breathe: Canberran workers’ rights, WHS and smoke

UnionsACT surveyed over 960 Canberran workers, who were exposed to the bushfire smoke during December 2019 and January 2020. This research demonstrates that a large …

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WHS ALERT: Smoke and Extreme Heat Are Dangerous Combo

UnionsACT has today issued a WHS Alert about the serious risks to workers health of the combination of the heat-wave and smoke. The air quality …

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Worksafe must enforce the law, prosecute bosses who exposed workers to toxic smoke

Worksafe must enforce the Work Health and Safety Act by prosecuting employers who forced workers to work in the toxic bush fire smoke over the …

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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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