Since the late 1980's, the UnionsWA International Committee has acted as the Australian council of Trade Unions (ACTU) representative to the Southern Initiative for Global Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR). SIGTUR works with unions in the southern hemisphere - mostly those in developing nations - to share information and take action through campaigns to enhance the rights of working people and their unions. We are also proud supporters of Union Aid Abroad APHEDA, follow this link to find out more about their great work.
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On Thursday 4th November we are hosted Bill Johnston MLA as our guest speaker at a fundraising dinner to support the Indonesian campaign to ban asbestos. We enjoyed great food at the Mongoo Restaurant in Mt Lawley.
On Wednesday 6th October 2021 the International Committee/SIGUTR invited support to join in an open forum via Zoom to hear a report on the repression of unions in the Philippines from Elmar Labog, Chairperson of KMU, a Philippines union of over 150,000 members. Below is a short video interview that Elmar gave on his 2020 visit to Perth, covering some of these issues.
On Thursday 30th September 2021 we are hosted "Unions, politics and policy in Indonesia'. You can view the keynote address by Prof Michele Ford below.
On Tuesday 31st August 2021 we hosted speakers from Indonesia for a zoom discussion "Indonesia, work and disease: COVID, asbestos and beyond". You can view the video of that discussion below.