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Australia’s trade union movement, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has traditional and continuing strong links with the TUC, and sectoral links between individual unions in each country are also strong. The ACTU is influential in the world trade union movement with its President, Sharan Burrow, also holding the Presidency of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. A world leader in use of the web (see their website at http://www.actu.asn.auand especially the Workers’ Online journal at http://workers.labor.net.au/latest/ ), the Australian trade union movement is also at the forefront of the global organising agenda. At the moment, the ACTU is campaigning against the toughest Australian government assault on workers’ and unions’ rights yet. The ACTU runs a development arm, APHEDA, with which TUC Aid works in South East Asia
The ACTU are campaigning against government reforms to industrial relations law which would undermine the "fair go" traditions of Australia. The TUC is supporting their campaign, and is urging British trade unionists to register their protest too. Read more about the campaign here and below.