Exclusive reports from the 2018 ACTU Congress

SafetyAtWorkBlog will be reporting from the biennial Congress of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. For the first time   Trade unions have been pivotal for the creation and enforcement of occupational health and safety (OHS) around the world.

Most of the past reporting on these events in mainstream media has focused on politics and industrial relations.  OHS tends to get overlooked so SafetyAtWorkBlog’s attendance will be important.

Articles from the Congress will be available only to Subscribers.

The congress will include sessions on

  • #MeToo: Stopping Violence Against Women Through Union Action
  • The Future of Work
  • Occupational Health & Safety: Every Workers Right
  • Global Solidarity to end Asbestos Use

As well there are presentations by recently elected parliamentarian Ged Kearney, Queensland Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk and ACTU Secretary Sally McManus.

The congress has an awards night on July 17, 2018 at which Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will be speaking but media has been excluded from attending that event.

Kevin Jones

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