ACTU spearheading campaigns for workers since 1927

The Australian Council of Trade Unions is the peak body for Australian unions, made up of 46 affiliated unions who together represent about 1.8 million workers and their families.

Since its creation in 1927, the ACTU has spearheaded some of the most fundamental workplace struggles in Australia’s history.

It has played a key role in a number of industrial and social achievements throughout the decades including minimum wage increases, greater equality for women in the workplace, the universal superannuation scheme, Medicare and Australia’s social security scheme.

The ACTU also co-ordinates union campaigns, represents workers at a range of government and non-government forums in Australia and overseas, and to provide industrial, policy and other support to affiliates.

ACTU Federal Secretary Ged Kearney (pictured) is a former QNMU member and Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.

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