Federal

Feb 16, 2017

How much influence does the ACTU actually have?

The ACTU doesn't have a “big influence” on the day-to-day activities of unions.

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis

Journalist

A recent report report in The Sydney Morning Herald confirmed that Sally McManus, long the frontrunner, is all but certain to take over the Australian Council of Trade Unions from Dave Oliver, after his surprise resignation on January 31.

Following the endorsement of the Left-aligned unions that dominate the ACTU executive, McManus is running unopposed to be the next secretary. 

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2 thoughts on “How much influence does the ACTU actually have?

  1. Dog's Breakfast

    Agreed. The ACTU should be front and centre on the use of 457 visas, immigration rates as they pertain to jobs for nationals (not on the basis of race, on the basis of need) and should also be all over the under-payment of people, mainly the young trying to get their foot in the door of employment.

  2. AR

    As Brekky notes, the 457 issue is the most obvious abuse and would only affect the BigAr$e end of town so would have massive public agreement.
    Pity that the public weal counts for nothing by comparison.

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