Union members are now able to register for the 2016 Anna Stewart Memorial Project Monday 15 to Friday 19 August 2016.
The Anna Stewart Project is a fitting memorial to a former active Victorian union official who died tragically in 1983, aged 35. Her involvement with the union movement began at a time when women workers were poorly paid, lacked job security and skills recognition.
MONDAY 15 - FRIDAY 19 AUGUST 2016
What’s this Project About?
The aim of this project is to encourage women’s participation in unions.
- To promote a greater awareness of the particular needs of female union members and the important contributions women can make to the development and growth of their union.
- To facilitate a greater understanding of the industrial issues confronting women in both blue and white collar occupations.
- To develop participants awareness of the ways in which women can work together to end the discrimination and exploitation of women workers in Australia.
During the week women from diverse workplaces and occupations spend time together discussing work and issues that affect union women. While there is no charge for attending the course, participants do need to apply through their union for paid leave to attend or other arrangements with their employer.
Anna Stewart Memorial Project 30th Anniversary Celebration
As this is the 30th anniversary of the project running in Western Australia, we are having a special celebration during the program on Wednesday 17 August. We are calling on all past participants to attend - if you know of a former 'Anna', please email Roanna Beach with details. For more details about this special event, click here.
Many thanks to sponsors, Slater+Gordon for their continuing support of the ASMP.