Unions Tasmania is the peak body for the union movement in Tasmania representing over fifty thousand members of affiliate unions. Unions Tasmania is also the Tasmanian Branch of the ACTU. Unions are integral to ensuring a fair and just society - not only by union members collectively seeking greater job security, decent wages and reasonable working conditions, a better balance between work and family life but by acting with other members of their communities to, for example, secure more jobs, a better education system, better health care, housing and child care and community services.
Union members are always enthusiastic about working together for a better society. Unions Tasmania will continue to provide leadership campaign capacity, advice, support and resources to work towards this.
New Campaign Campaigns
Fund the completion of Workers' Memorial ParkEvery worker deserves to come home from work, safe and well. But too many Tasmanian workers get injured on the job or worse – they never make it home. The Workers' Memorial Park was opened in 2011 following the work of a small but dedicated committee including unions, local government, the safety regulator and family members who had lost a loved one at work. There is no other dedicated place of remembrance for workers killed on the job in Tasmania. But the park was never fully completed to its original design. At Unions Tasmania, workplace safety is our #1 priority. The Park is an opportunity to show respect to families left behind and offers an opportunity to educate the community on the need to take safety at work seriously. The Government needs to step up and finally fund the completion of the Park.1,044 of 2,000 SignaturesCreated by Jessica Munday
Save Medicare & Protect Public HealthOur universal public health system is part of what makes Australia great – but it’s under threat from savage cuts and a privatisation agenda. If Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals get their way we’ll lose it forever, leaving the sick to suffer. Now is the time to stand up and fight back against the gutting of our public hospitals, the increased costs on patients and the privatisation of Medicare – before it’s too late.290 of 300 SignaturesCreated by Unions Tas
One Hour Shifts - No Way!This will force vulnerable low paid workers to come into work for a shift that could pay less than $10. For many it will cost more to get to and from work than they'll get paid. If they don't show they may not get any more shifts. It's completely unfair.723 of 800 SignaturesCreated by Unions Tas