Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA People

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is about people – people working together to make things better for all. As the global justice organisation of the Australian union movement, each and every APHEDA supporter, member, partner, activist and participant here in Australia and all around the world contributes to the work it takes to tackle inequality and injustice.

Sally Waterford is APHEDA’s longest serving member. How do we know? Because Sally was the first person to join APHEDA when it was founded in 1984.
Trade union leader, activist, internationalist and passionate APHEDA member, Debbie Gunn, talks to us about why being APHEDA means taking our union values, rights and solidarity and spreading the love across the globe. Meet Debbie!
This month we spoke with Inpeng Meunviseth from the Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU). Inpeng gives us a unique insight into asbestos organising and worker's rights in Laos.
"Global solidarity means to be part of a movement that says a better world is possible, to be part of a movement that solidarity between workers is key."
Edd Ashmore
For Edd, union activism has always been part of his life and volunteering for Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA has been part of it for the last twenty years.
"We are grateful to work with Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA because when there is nobody else to support us, we know APHEDA will stand by us."
Debbie Stothard
Throughout her decades of activism, Debbie Stothard has seen the power of global solidarity during times of crisis.
“Global justice is a process of both identifying problems and a system, and building the campaigns and political movements that can unite people within countries but also across countries."
As both a unionist and climate activist, Steph Cunio is adamant that “there’s no way we’re going to win on climate change unless we bring the union movement along.” This task of building concerted action between unionists and climate activists

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