Canberra is in Covid-19 lockdown from 12th August. What are your rights at work? Lockdowns are an important public health measure to keep our
Become a volunteer at the Centre and help take action to end wage-theft, exploitation and unsafe work in the ACT.
Schools & College
Are you teacher at a school or college? We provide free briefings and presentations on workplace rights, and work health and safety.
Young union leaders
We're developing the future leaders of the trade union movement, by providing free training and development.
Get information and support
We provide free information, assistance and referrals for workers in the ACT aged under 25.
Our advice is free and completely confidential.
Call us on 02 6225 8104 to hear recorded information about your workplace rights and to arrange a time to talk.
Is your boss stealing wages from you?
Help us to campaign to stop wge theft. Let us know what's happening in your workplace. We'll keep your personal details confidential:
For the first time in the ACT, young workers will be able to obtain information and advice on their workplace rights from one centralised place, using a variety of tools, including online and phone-based systems. The service will provide trusted advice and assistance to Canberra’s young workers.
Rachel Stephen-SmithFormer ACT Industrial Relations Minister
We're building power with young workers to tackle the wage-theft crisis amd develop the next generation of union leaders.
Alex WhiteSecretary, UnionsACT
The Young Workers Centre goes beyond merely informing and educating young people about their rights at work. We’re actively working with young workers to make real change.
Arian McVeighManager, Young Workers Centre
Great work UnionsACT. ACT young workers will now have quick and low cost justice.
Sally McManusSecretary, ACTU
The hospitality industry is simply one of many industries that is rampant with abuse and exploitation. The Young Workers Survey of 2021 highlights an
Blog post by Caspian, Young Workers Centre Organiser Young workers have systemically been kicked out of having safe and secure employment for far