Dates For Your Diary

Melbourne Dinner 2016:

APHEDA invites you to let your hair down at a Greek banquet night in Melbourne. The Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA will host a night of great conversation and company, which will include guest speakers Ged Kearney (ACTU President) and Kate Lee (Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA Executive Officer). An auction will be held and a raffle will be drawn.

Tickets are selling quickly and can be purchased online here. The dinner will be held at the Aegean Greek Restaurant, 19 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Friday 18th November, 7-12pm.

Looking back at October events in WA:

Unions WA International Conference

The Unions WA International Conference was held on Saturday, 15th October. Key topics included tax justice, privatisation, global inequality and trade justice. Speakers included Kate Lee (Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA), Matt Grudnoff (the Australia Institute), Pat Ranald (Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network) and Ged Kearney (ACTU). Kate said in an email to WA activists: “We know as internationalist unionists, the best way we can build support, understanding and activism is to connect the local to the global. The discussions at the UnionsWA International Conference did an excellent job at connecting the dots for people between the ‘here’ and ‘there’”.

Inaugural WA Dinner

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA activists held Perth’s first APHEDA fundraising dinner following the conference. APHEDA supporters gathered for a fun and noisy night in Mt Lawley, raising an impressive $8,000. Perth APHEDA activists Peter Stokes (an APHEDA volunteer union educator in Vietnam) and Ruth Ellis contributed some spectacular auction prizes from our overseas offices and partner organisations in the Mekong region. Union Aid Abroad members in Perth say they’re just getting started! See some pics from the night

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