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Welcome to the Australian Unions Action Centre!

Unions are active every day campaigning in workplaces and communities around Australia for better job security, pay and conditions, rights at work, healthier and safer workplaces, and a fairer and more equal society.

Our Action Centre contains everything you need to join the fight for our rights at work. You can check out our latest campaigns, take action, volunteer or donate to help the campaign keep growing. Beyond this, you'll find tools you can use to take the fight for our rights to workplaces and communities throughout Australia.

By standing together we can improve our rights at work and achieve a better life for all working people in Australia.

Stop NSW Fire Station Cuts & Closures!

  As brave firies fight the worst bushfires to hit NSW in 45 years, you might be shocked to learn that the O'Farrell government has cut $70 million from the budget resulting in multiple fire station closures -- putting lives at risk, just at the......
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It's Up to Us

Less than a week out from the election, Tony Abbott is ahead in the polls, and there's a chance that he could win majorities in both house, giving him total control and allowing him to turn his anti-worker rhetoric into reality. It's up to us...
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Our Ad Across Australia!

Chip in to make sure the truth about Tony Abbott's plan to radically roll back our work rights reaches millions of voters before they cast their vote!
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Our Billboards in Brisbane!

Australian Unions members chipped in to fund mobile billboards making sure working Australians voice is heard on the campaign trail and we were everywhere as the eyes of the nation turned to Brisbane last Wednesday!
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Weakening the Independent Umpire

Politics is often compared to a game - but this election is no game for working people. If Tony Abbott wins on September 7th, the rights of millions of hard-working Australians will be sidelined.
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Ark's Story

In 2008 when Ark Tribe pointed out safety issues on a construction site in Adelaide, the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) demanded he appear at a secret interrogation. When Ark couldn't be bullied into talking about the union meeting called to demand greater safety,...
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Volunteer to protect our power

26 days. That's all that's standing between us and an election that could radically swing power away from working people and back toward employers. We need your help to make sure that doesn't happen. Volunteer now.
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Beryl's Story

Watch Beryl's story & help stop Abbott’s plan to undermine collective bargaining and leave workers vulnerable.
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Send Abbott A Message He Can't Miss

Tony Abbott hasn't just launched his election campaign - he's launched an assault on our rights at work. So it's time we take the fight straight to him with mobile billboards that make sure our voice is heard wherever he goes on the campaign trail....
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Join the Fight for our Rights at Work!

We've got until September 7 to stop Tony Abbott's plan to roll back our rights at work. Will you join us on the frontlines in this fight?
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I Heart Penalty Rates

Show your support for penalty rates! Change your profile picture to the image below; Print our "I  Penalty Rates" sign and take a selfie; and Sign our petition on the right telling Abbott what we think of his plan to cut our penalty rates. Change your......
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Just Jeans: Stop exploiting Bangladeshi workers

Just Jeans are refusing to take action to stop workers from being hurt or killed -- like they were in the Rana Plaza factory fire and collapse in April this year -- by holding out on signing the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord. After more than......
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Protect Penalty Rates

When you work unsociable hours and miss out on time with family and friends, you deserve to be compensated -- that's why penalty rates exist. And they're an essential part of many workers' take-home pay that, if cut, would make life pretty difficult. But here's......
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5 Reasons You Can't Trust Abbott

This election, we have a choice: a future where we value rights at work and invest in jobs; or a future where big businesses' voice is the only one that is heard. It’s clear which side of that equation Tony Abbott falls down on.
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It’s Time to End Workplace Bullying

  Have you ever been bullied in your workplace? Any form of bullying -- from being deliberately left out all the way through to extreme acts of violence -- can really hurt. That’s why a recent parliamentary inquiry found that bullying was a form of......
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Fix our broken 457 visa system

Together, we have the power to improve the conditions for all workers -- foreign and domestic -- here in Australia.  Add your voice to the thousands already fighting to fix this broken system and stand with ACTU President Dave Oliver and union members as they fight for change.
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