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.
To stay informed of our activities, please submit your details online here.
On Thursday 30th September from 5:30 pm (UTC +8, i.e. AWST) we are hosting an in-person event (in Perth) also available via Zoom "Unions, politics and policy in Indonesia' For full details and to RSVP follow this link.
On Wednesday 6th October from 6:00 pm (UTC +8, i.e. AWST) we will be holding an open meeting via Zoom to here a report on the repression of unions in the Philippines. Full details and to RSVP online follow this link.
Keep the early evening of Thursday 4th November free for a special event in Perth, for details when they are finalised, sign up here.
On Tuesday 31st August 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.