Sally McManus was appointed Secretary on 15 March 2017 replacing Dave Oliver. She was previously the Vice President directing the ACTU’s campaigns.
Prior to joining the ACTU Sally was Secretary and Organiser with the ASU in NSW for 22 years. During Sally’s time as ASU Secretary their membership grew from 9,500 to 12,000 members. She has led many successful campaigns in the private, public and community sectors including the first collective agreement in the work for IBM workers, a campaign preventing water privatisation and the Equal Pay campaign for community workers which was a seven year campaign that delivered between 18-40% pay increases for all workers. Sally has also run many online campaigns and she founded the Destroy the Joint movement.