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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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The Australian Council of Trade Unions has called for workers to be compensated at normal rates of pay and for the scheme to be administered through payroll systems.
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Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is tight-lipped about former ACTU boss Bill Kelty's call to slash the country's top tax rates.
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ACTU president Michele O'Neil says Christopher Pyne's new defence role shows the government needs to think more about its own standards.
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ACTU vows to fight union-axing laws

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

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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.
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No signs of Setka quitting after ACTU meet

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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'’.
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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.
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