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Matthew Harrison

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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.
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Secretary of UnionsACT Alex White to step-down

The secretary of UnionsACT, Alex White, stepped down as leader of the peak union council on Thursday 20 February. Alex White was elected in November …

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UnionsACT supports introduction of labour hire licensing scheme

UnionsACT today welcomed the introduction of the ACT labour hire licensing scheme. The scheme would align the ACT with the successful Victorian and Queensland schemes. …

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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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We Are Union Women is a feminist, unionist, activist network campaigning for social change, justice and to build the union movement’s ability to win on issues for women.

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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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