New ACTU Secretary Sally McManus outlines her vision for the Australian trade union movement in her inaugural address to the National press Club.
Sally McManus was born and raised in western Sydney, working a range of casual jobs including pizza delivery while putting herself through University. Joining the union movement as a trainee, Sally has organised workers in call centres, tech, community services and state utilise, growing the membership of the NSW Australian Service Union branch she led by 20 per cent. She ran the successful Equal Pay campaign in the community sector in 2013 and coordinated the ACTU political activities trough the 2016 election campaign. She is the first woman to be elected secretary in the ACTU’s 90 year history.