UNIONS WRAP ACTU CONGRESS WITH PLAN TO PROTECT WORKERS’ RIGHTS AND LIVING STANDARDS

Australian Unions have concluded the ACTU Congress 2015 invigorated by a new Union Charter and campaign plan to protect workers’ rights and living standards. Over the past three days around a thousand union delegates from around the country have debated and voted on the policies that will shape the union movement’s agenda for the next three years. This includes campaigning for domestic violence leave, stopping the exploitation of foreign and local workers, extending the government’s paid parental leave scheme to 26 weeks at the minimum wage plus super, strengthening protections around unfair dismissal and establishing a national portable entitlements scheme. Unions come out of this Congress ready to campaign on the issues that matter to working people.ACTU Congress 2015 Release