Formed in 1927, the Australian Council of Trade Unions is the peak body of organised labour in Australia. The ACTU is made up of 46 affiliated unions, and eight state or territory Trades and Labour Councils. Together, they represent about 1.9 million union members, and millions more workers who benefit from the work of unions.
The ACTU Congress is held every three years. It is effectively a parliament for working people, where delegates debate and vote on policies regarding the workplace, rights, and campaigns to improve wages, conditions and quality of life for Australian workers and their families. This process sets the union agenda for a further three years.
The theme of ACTU Congress 2015 is Join. For a Better Life.
Almost 1000 delegates from every industry and sector in Australia will meet in Melbourne for three days from May 26-28 for the 2015 ACTU Congress.
In this section, you can see the program, read and download policies and resolutions, and find out more about Congress.
Media releases, photos and video produced during Congress can be found in our Media section.