About the Young Workers Centre

We are young workers organising to end wage-theft, exploitation and unsafe work.

The Young Workers Centre is for all workers in the ACT aged under 25 years. We are supported by UnionsACT.

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Free workplace information

Access our free workplace fact sheets about wages, pay slips, health & safety, employment conditions and more.


Volunteer

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.

Get advice

Is your boss stealing wages from you?

Use our really simple wage-theft calculator to find out.

  • We're building power with young workers to tackle the wage-theft crisis amd develop the next generation of union leaders.
    Alex White
    Secretary, 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 McVeigh
    Manager, Young Workers Centre
  • 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-Smith
    Former ACT Industrial Relations Minister
  • Great work UnionsACT. ACT young workers will now have quick and low cost justice.
    Sally McManus
    Secretary, ACTU

Resources

Is “cash-in-hand” legal?

It may be tempting to accept a ‘cash-in-hand' job, especially if it is your first job, or if you are having trouble finding work.  But, be