Australian Unions

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The IEUA WA Branch joins with other Australian unions in supporting the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign which commences on Sunday 25 November and runs until Monday 10 December, Human Rights Day.

This comes as the ACTU’s survey on sexual harassment in the workplace is in progress, as well as the Human Right Commission’s inquiry into sexual harassment.

The preliminary results of the ACTU’s survey, published earlier this month, showed that more than 1 in 2 women have been sexually harassed at work.

In a media release, ACTU President, Michele O’Neil stated, “Employers have a huge role to play in ending sexual harassment. This is a systemic issue in the workplace and employers cannot sit on their hands.

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Make 2019 the Tipping Point for Asbestos – Union Aid Abroad APHEDA

The IEUA WA Branch is a proud supporter of Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA, which is part of a global campaign of trade unions and activists working hard to ban asbestos in Asia.

2018 has been a big year with significant campaign wins and building momentum in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Indonesia. At a global level, they have also seen bans announced in Brazil and Canada, weakening the reach of the asbestos industry. They want 2019 is going to be even bigger!​

Your support can help make 2019 the tipping point in the campaign to end asbestos.

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Wage theft and migrant workers – a new report about ripping off the vulnerable

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Disturbing findings have been made in a report co-authored by researchers from from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) with the support of the Migrant Workers Justice Initiative (MWJI).

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“Unions aren’t spectator sports… we’re only as strong as our members” Sally and Rallies – how we can change the rules.

After kicking off the Change the Rules National rallies in Perth last week and an enormous day of rallying in Melbourne, ACTU Secretary Sally McManus was back in Perth to visit workers across the city, including staff at Clontarf Aboriginal College.

ACTU Secretary Sally McManus meets Clontarf Aboriginal College principal Troy Hayter in front of the original school building, currently boarded up because of asbestos contamination.

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