Asbestos. Not here. Not anywhere

Asbestos kills, yet in some countries it is still mined, manufactured and used. Everyday thousands of people are still exposed to deadly asbestos. While some people profit, other people die. As long as Asbestos is being used anywhere, it remains a risk, everywhere. Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is building a movement of people in Australia to join with […]

Morning tea fundraisers for Nepal

In the wake of the devastation and loss caused by the recent major earthquake in Nepal, many members contacted us, wanting to do something to help. We’re encouraging members to hold morning tea fundraisers in their workplace, with funds raised to go to Australia’s Union Aid Abroad (APHEDA). Download the instructions for holding a morning […]

Nepal earthquake appeal – Union Aid Abroad

Nepali unions are organising immediate assistance in the wake of Saturday’s devastating earthquake and are calling for global union support. Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is supporting the initiatives of General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) and Union Network Nepal Liaison Council (UNI NLC) to provide medical treatment for the injured, temporary tent housing and water […]

Donate for Vanuatu cyclone aid

On 14 March, the largest cyclone to hit the South Pacific tore through Vanuatu. It caused widespread destruction displacing 70 percent of the population and destroying 90 percent of all buildings. Dangerous levels of global warming are at the heart of more severe storms in our region, leaving our Pacific friends increasingly vulnerable to coastal […]

Unions pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

Australian unions are today mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, a towering figure of the twentieth century and an inspirational figurehead for equality and justice across the globe. “Today, the world has lost a truly great man whose dignity, humanity and courage is an inspiration to all of us,” said ACTU President Ged Kearney. “He […]

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