UnionsACT’s submission to the ACT Budget Consultation for 2019-20 is informed by our previous budget submissions, and the submissions of our affiliates. We refer the ACT Government and the Treasurer to our 2017 and 2018 submissions, which set out the priorities of the trade union movement in the Canberra region. We also note and support the submissions made by our affiliates, including the CPSU, AEU and UFU.
Our core focus remains practical policies and budget measures that would tackle workplace exploitation, unsafe working conditions, and disadvantage and inequality in the community.
This year’s budget submission focuses on specific budget measures we believe the ACT Government must deliver to adequately ensure workers’ rights and safety are upheld.