The Morrison Government chose to support businesses not workers during the pandemic and left over a million casual and migrant workers out in the
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?
Use our really simple wage-theft calculator to find out.
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
We're building power with young workers to tackle the wage-theft crisis amd develop the next generation of union leaders.
Alex WhiteSecretary, UnionsACT
Great work UnionsACT. ACT young workers will now have quick and low cost justice.
Sally McManusSecretary, ACTU
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
Today the Federal Government will cut JobKeeper for thousands of young Canberran workers. Payments for full-time workers will be slashed from $1500
The decision by the Morrison Government to dramatically reduce rates of JobKeeper and JobSeeker income support from September is a blow for young