Recognising that for many workers retirement incomes are still inadequate, the ACTU is campaigning for a lift in employer superannuation contributions from the current minimum of 9% to 12% by 2012.
Secure Jobs. Better Future is a national campaign to improve the rights and working lives of the 40% of the Australian workforce employed in insecure work.
The new national paid maternity leave scheme is a big win for Australian women and their families. After 30 years of campaigning women will now have support to keep their jobs and financial security when they have a baby.
Today, women, who do the same job as men, must be paid the same. Unions aim for everyone to be treated equally at work and closing the gender pay gap and providing more opportunities for working women are major priorities.
Climate change is the most pressing social and economic challenge we face, and Australians will be hit hard if we do not respond urgently.
Your Rights at Work was the most successful union and community campaign in Australian election history. The ongoing campaign began four years ago when the Howard Government announced sweeping changes to workplace laws that would strip away basic rights at work.