Media Releases

Read current and past media statements from the ACTU.

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Recent Media Releases

Dutton’s dangerous nuclear fantasy will cost workers, says ACTU

June 19, 2024

The ACTU condemns Peter Dutton’s election promise of building nuclear power plants as ‘dangerous’ and ‘costly’ for Australian workers.

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Right to disconnect – not just desirable but necessary

June 12, 2024

The ACTU is continuing to press for a clear easily understood mechanism to give workers in a wide range of circumstances across all industries the right to disconnect to reclaim a level of work-life balance.

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ACTU seeks wage justice for young workers 

June 6, 2024

The union movement’s peak Congress meeting in Adelaide has endorsed a new youth policy to tackle discriminatory junior rates of pay designed to make work fairer for young people.

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Statement on the election of ACTU officials at Congress 2024

June 5, 2024

The leadership team of ACTU President Michele O’Neil, Secretary Sally McManus, Assistant Secretary Liam O’Brien and Assistant Secretary Joseph Mitchell were re-elected by the ACTU Congress today.

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New clean energy jobs critical to the future of work, says ACTU

June 5, 2024

Unions at ACTU Congress are seeking strong emissions reduction targets as they focus on climate change as the driver of the future of work in Australia.

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ACTU welcomes real wage rises for 2.6 million workers

June 3, 2024

The ACTU welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s decision today to increase minimum and award wages by 3.75%, which will deliver a small real wage increase for 2.6 million workers.

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Workers seek 10 days paid reproductive leave: ACTU

June 3, 2024

Australian unions are campaigning to win ten days of paid leave so that workers can take time to deal with a range of reproductive health issues, such as IVF treatment and post-vasectomy recovery.

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Unions welcome appointment of Dr. Iain Ross AO as Chair of the Net Zero Economy Authority

May 28, 2024

The ACTU welcomes the appointment of Dr. Iain Ross AO as Chair of the Net Zero Economy Authority.

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ACTU calls for wages boost ahead of today’s Annual Wage Review hearing

May 22, 2024

The ACTU reiterates its call for a 5% increase in minimum and award wages, along with an additional interim increase of at least 4% for workers in key feminised occupations, ahead of the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Review hearing in Sydney today.

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