To coincide with the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) holding its 2024 conference in Perth, the Centre for Future Work and UnionsWA are pleased to present a unique and important event for union members, supporters, and activists. Solidarity Research for Union Renewal on Tuesday 30th January, brings together cutting-edge researchers and unionists to share their knowledge and wisdom about renewing unions and building solidarity between all workers. There will be a Zoom of this event also, with the link to be provided following an RSVP. To RSVP please complete your details below. Find out how:
• Canadian Health Workers restored their jobs to the public sector
• African unions have fought back against Multinationals
• Australian unions are organising and advocating for migrant workers
The evening will be chaired by Professor Emeritus David Peetz (pictured) is the Laurie Carmichael Distinguished Research Fellow at the Centre for Future Work. He will also be presenting his research on Developing Union Delegates. Other speakers and their recent research are: Donna Baines, ‘Little Union Wins Big: De-privatising Health Care Workers and Sustaining Solidarity in the COVID-19 Pandemic’, University of British Columbia; Desmond Ayentimi & John Burgess, ‘The challenges and opportunities for trade union renewal in Sub-Saharan Africa’ University of Tasmania & Torrens University; Julie Douglas, ‘Are unions really meeting the needs of our contemporary societies', Auckland University of Technology; Karen Douglas, ‘Trades and Labour Councils in Regional Australia: Power, Capacities, Resources’ University Of Tasmania; Thomas Costa, ‘UnionsNSW and Visa Assist: What we’ve learnt from organising and advocating for migrant workers’ Unions NSW; Alison Rudman, ‘Union purpose and power: Union strategy to regulate the fissured workplace’, University of Sydney Business School.
This event is free, with refreshments light refreshment provided from 5:30pm for proceedings commencing at 6:00pm.