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Australian Council of Trade Unions:
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is the largest peak body representing workers in Australia. It is a national trade union centre of 46 affiliated unions and eight trades and labour councils. The ACTU is a member of the International Trade Union Confederation.

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John Setka uncut refuses Jacqui Lambie's demand to quit

Leaked tape has emerged of the construction union leader taking on Lambie, the ACTU, and the Senate crossbench as pressure grows on him to quit.
The Age - Published

Labor leader coy on slashing top tax rate

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is tight-lipped about former ACTU boss Bill Kelty's call to slash the country's top tax rates.
SBS - Published

Labor weighs actions on Pyne's defence job

ACTU president Michele O'Neil says Christopher Pyne's new defence role shows the government needs to think more about its own standards.
SBS - Published

ACTU leader whacks Pyne's new defence job

ACTU president Michele O'Neil says Christopher Pyne's new defence role shows the government needs to think more about its own standards.
SBS - Published

ACTU vows to fight union-axing laws

The union movement will fight against proposed laws which make it easier to deregister unions, which are high on the industrial relations minister's agenda.
SBS - Published

'We're acting like judge and jury': powerful public transport union boss backs Setka

The high profile female boss of the powerful public transport union has broken ranks with the Labor Party and the ACTU to join a bloc of powerful blue-collar trade unions to defend controversial union..
The Age - Published

No sign defiant Setka is quitting CFMMEU, despite Sally McManus urging him to go

Union members represented by John Setka say they fully support the controversial figure, as he is refusing a call from ACTU boss Sally McManus to resign.
SBS - Published

No signs of Setka quitting after ACTU meet

Union members represented by John Setka say they fully support the controversial figure, as he is refusing a call from ACTU boss Sally McManus to resign.
SBS - Published

Union rift as ACTU boss tells John Setka to go

The building union boss rejected calls by Australia’s most senior union leader, Sally McManus, to resign, as she declared 'no one is bigger than the union movement'’.
The Age - Published

John Setka resists ACTU call to resign

Construction union boss John Setka is resisting a call from the ACTU's secretary Sally McManus for him to resign over controversial comments about Rosie Batty.
SBS - Published

John Setka defiant ahead of ACTU meeting

Construction union boss John Setka will have an opportunity to try and win support from the ACTU's secretary Sally McManus when the pair meet on Thursday.
SBS - Published

Bob Hawke saw unfinished business right up to the end, says Bill Kelty

The other partner in the reform project of the 1980s and 90s, ACTU secretary Bill Kelty, chokes back tears as he talks about his mate of 53 years.
The Age - Published

Wage increase won't threaten economy: ACTU

ACTU president Michele O'Neil will present the case for a six per cent increase to the minimum wage at a Fair Work Commission hearing in Sydney.
SBS - Published

Union boss to argue for minimum wage rise

ACTU president Michele O'Neil will present the case for a six per cent increase to the minimum wage at a Fair Work Commission hearing in Sydney.
SBS - Published

ACTU leader to present wage case

Not since Bob Hawke was ACTU boss from 1969 to 1980 has an ACTU president addressed a minimum wage case.
SBS - Published

Voters say jobs have become less secure

A new poll by the Australian Council of Trade Unions shows concerns about job security and wages are high in marginal seats.
SBS - Published

Unions launch new TV advertising campaign

The Australian Council of Trade Unions has launched a new advertising campaign ahead of the May 18 federal election with a focus on sluggish wage growth.
SBS - Published

Union volunteers out in force for election

Australian Council of Trade Unions president Michele O'Neil has vowed to keep pressure on in marginal seats during the federal election campaign.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: McManus gets a lift from Van

It's the red-painted battle cry for an evolving union movement, but how many hands went into the writing of ACTU head Sally McManus’ tome On Fairness?
The Age - Published

Unions push $43-a-week minimum wage boost

The Australian Council of Trade Unions has urged the Fair Work Commission for a $43-a-week wage increase for the nation's lowest-paid workers.
SBS - Published

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