Australian Council of Trade Unions



13 Sep 2017

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has released this report that shows Australia is at risk of becoming an Americanised society of working poor if people are not given a pay rise.

Research report

25 Oct 2016

The Australian Conservation Foundation and the Australian Council of Trade Unions have come together to show we can steer our economy to create a fair society in which all living things can thrive.

By committing to the Paris Agreement, the world recognised the need...


12 May 2016

Barely eight days after it was announced, the Turnbull Government’s internship plan is in tatters, with employment law experts questioning the legality of its Youth Jobs PaTH program under the current legislative framework – potentially blowing a $478 million black hole in the budget....

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7 Mar 2016

A new report released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) reveals that Australian women are financially disadvantaged at every key stage of their life: in childhood, at the workplace, through pregnancy, motherhood and as a carer, and in retirement.

The ACTU’s Gender...

Research report

16 May 2012

The last two decades in Australia has seen a dramatic decline in permanent work, and corresponding growth of insecure forms of employment, such as casual, contract work and labour hire. The full extent and impact of this shift on workers, their families and the Australian...

Research report

7 Sep 2011

The Census is the largest survey of workers that Australian unions have ever conducted and is around thirty times larger than the standard national opinion polls used by the media and political parties.

The aim of the Working Australia Census 2011 was to be...

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