International Campaigns & Issues: 2019

Australian unions rally in solidarity with unions in the Philippines

Media Release - December 12, 2019

This Human Rights Day, Australian unions mobilised in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth to demand an end to the attacks on trade unionists in the Philippines.

Read More

ACTU supports day of action against targeted killings in the Philippines

Media Release - December 9, 2019

The Australian union movement stands with unionists in the Philippines who have become the target of frequent attacks, with 43 union members and officials being killed in the last three years. The ACTU is participating in a global day of action on Human Rights Day to draw attention to the treatment of unionists in the Philippines.

Read More

Lula is free! Lula é livre!

Media Release - November 9, 2019

The ACTU welcomes the news of Lula’s release from prison

Read More

ACTU condemns latest wave of union repression in the Philippines

Media Release - November 7, 2019

The ACTU condemns the latest wave of repression of trade unionists in the Philippines.

Read More

The ACTU condemns Turkey’s invasion of Rojava

Media Release - October 17, 2019

We call on President Erdogan to stop Turkey’s invasion of Rojava and immediately withdraw its forces, and we call on the Australian government to condemn Turkey’s invasion and demand an immediate cessation of the hostilities.

Read More

Solidarity with West Papua

Media Release - September 16, 2019

Solidarity with the people of West Papua

Read More

The ACTU Network

Australian Unions

Whether you want to join a union, take action in campaigns, or make the most of the benefits of being a union member, Australian Unions is the place to go for information and resources.
Visit Australian Unions

Mind Your Head

We’re taking action to protect workplace mental health.
Visit Mind Your Head


Your rights at work for students and for people entering the workforce for the first time.
Visit Worksite


Information and resources for health and safety representatives and workers about how to speak up at work for health and safety.
Visit OHS

Union Aid Abroad

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is the overseas aid and development agency of the ACTU. Our work aims to build self-reliance through support to educational and training projects for workers and their organisations in the developing world.
Visit Union Aid Abroad

ACTU National Union Directory

Find who you are looking for from the who’s who of the union movement.
Visit the ACTU National Union Dictionary
Australian Council of Trade Unions

Representing Australian workers and their families.