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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 »

Anti-penalty rates campaign flops

Apr 2, 2015Uncategorized

The business lobby is trying to get shops to put anti-penalty rates campaign posters in their windows over Easter – but so far their campaign isn’t going very well. Read More »

Bosses want to rob you of your rights – again

Mar 20, 2015Uncategorized

Submissions to the Productivity Commission Workplace Relations Review have been filtering in over the past days. Read More »

What’s your favourite union song?

Mar 13, 2015News

To celebrate Labour Day in our southern states this week, the ACTU’s Working Life website collated the top 10 union songs of all time. Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Feb 20, 2015Secretary's run-down

There are a number of big events coming up over the next few weeks – not least is the ACTU-led rallies across the country on March 4th. The rallies are designed to show our politicians […] Read More »