Media Releases

Read current and past media statements from the ACTU.

You can also keep track of ACTU media releases by following the official ACTU feed on Twitter at @unionsaustralia.

All ACTU media enquiries should be directed to ACTU Media team:

T: 03 9664 7315 (24 hours)

Recent Media Releases

Qantas to pay $21k to illegally stood down worker

February 28, 2024

Today, Qantas agreed to pay $21,000 in compensation to former health and safety representative Theo Seremetidis for being unlawfully stood down after he raised concerns about worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coles should drop prices after $594m half-year profit

February 27, 2024

The ACTU calls on Coles to reduce its prices following today’s announcement of its half-yearly profit of $594 million.

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Unions welcome working people’s real wages finally moving

February 21, 2024

Today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released Wage Price Index data showing that wages grew by 4.2 percent in 2023.

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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.