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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.

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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What are your work health & safety rights during the smoke haze?

In recent weeks, UnionsACT has been contacted by numerous workers (and employers) asking about their rights while Canberra is blanketed in smoke from the bush …

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Employers should not force workers to work in hazardous smoke

UnionsACT today calls on employers to not force workers to work in the hazardous smoke. Over the holiday period, UnionsACT has been contacted by numerous …

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WHS Alert: Extreme hot weather is a health and safety hazard

UnionsACT has today issued a WHS Alert as hot weather in excess of 40 degrees is forecast for Canberra this week. Hot weather is a …

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WE ARE UNION WOMEN

Equality is not a negotiation.

Women joining together to challenge sexism, gender inequality, violence and structural discrimination at work.

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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.

Let us know you want to join We Are Union Women and find out how you can get involved and active in campaigns led by union-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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