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Australia needs a pay rise, but instead we’ve got Cash

Sep 21, 2017News

***A message from Sally McManus, ACTU Secretary*** Michaelia Cash has built a career attacking working people for big business. Help us get a billboard up in Perth to remind people of that fact. While she […] Read More »

The power and passion of union boss Sally McManus

Jul 24, 2017News

The Guardian has published an excellent profile on ACTU Secretary Sally McManus. It’s long, but it’s well worth the read! As ACTU president Ged Kearney told The Guardian: “This is the time for Sally McManus. She hasn’t changed […] Read More »

Watch Sally McManus speak at NexGen

Jun 27, 2017News

Simple, but profound acts of saying no and experiencing the power of collective defiance changes lives, said ACTU Secretary Sally McManus in a recent speech well worth watching. You can also read her speech here Read More »

90 years of proud achievement

May 3, 2017News

***From Australian Unions*** 90 years ago today the mighty collective of trade unions came together to form the Australian Council of Trade Unions. Since then that collective power has achieved great things for working people […] Read More »

We stand up, we fight back: Sally McManus

Mar 30, 2017News

ACTU Secretary Sally McManus called for an historic $45-a-week increase to the minimum wage during a speech to the National Press Club on Wednesday. She also reiterated her belief that when laws are unjust, she doesn’t see […] Read More »

Have Australia’s right to strike laws gone too far?

Mar 22, 2017News

The ABC’s Stephen Long writes that the restrictions Australia has placed on the right to strike place us at odds with international conventions — and the International Labour Organisation has regularly warned our government that […] Read More »

Sally McManus becomes the first female ACTU secretary

Mar 16, 2017News

Read the Sydney Morning Herald‘s profile of Sally McManus, the first female ACTU secretary here. See also “ACTU boss Sally McManus has no problem with workers breaking ‘unjust laws‘” (ABC news) Read More »

You’re invited: RTBU Women’s Committee meeting

Feb 14, 2017News

Guest Speaker – Ged Kearney, President ACTU Friday, 7th March 2017 09.00 – 16.00pm, drop-ins welcome. RTBU Bus Division Office 83-89 Renwick St Redfern. (no parking on site) Lunch provided Don’t miss it!! Read More »

Super win for workers

Dec 7, 2015News

Pressure from workers has resulted in the establishment of a review of not for profit superannuation governance. And in good news, former RBA Governor, Bernie Fraser, will head up the review. The Turnbull Government had […] Read More »

ACTU Congress 2015

May 29, 2015News

The ACTU Congress was held in Melbourne during the week, with around 800 delegates from affiliated unions meeting to discuss the union movement’s agenda for the next three years. Read More »

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