The leader of the global trade union movement, Sharan Burrow, has stated that the scale and severity of Australia's wage-theft crisis is "among the
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We're developing the future leaders of the trade union movement, by providing free training and development.
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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.
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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
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
Great work UnionsACT. ACT young workers will now have quick and low cost justice.
Sally McManusSecretary, ACTU
More than half of young workers aged under 25 have experienced wage-theft in the past 12 months according to UnionsACT’s latest annual youth survey.
What hides behind closed doors, often operates deliberately and leaves a hole in the pockets of young workers? You guessed it. It’s wage-theft.