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Welcome to our new members !

Welcome to our new members !

This year is our 40th anniversary and the theme we’re using to commemorate is ‘Building Global Justice and Union Power’. Well done to everyone who joined and upgraded their membership.

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Apheda People: Meet Leila Frijat

Apheda People: Meet Leila Frijat

“Working to support APHEDA’s work even in this small way has been incredibly rewarding and provided me with a more meaningful motivation for why I make art. “

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Big win against asbestos in Indonesia

Big win against asbestos in Indonesia

The Indonesian campaign against asbestos has achieved a landmark victory in a recent Supreme Court case advocating for mandatory labelling of asbestos-containing materials, highlighting the risks of exposure.

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APHEDA People: Judy Kuo

APHEDA People: Judy Kuo

Meet Judy Kuo, a talented freelance artist and illustrator based in Melbourne who designed our ’40 years strong’ t-shirt to commemorate our 40th anniversary. “I am deeply inspired by the way APHEDA conducts its work as a collaborator and friend of marginalised and oppressed communities around the world.”

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APHEDA People: Massimo Calosi

Massimo Calosi is a union member and activist. Recently, he collaborated with Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA to fundraise for the Gaza Emergency Appeal, utilizing his professional skills as a chef.  “I felt very grateful and rewarded to be able to put my professional skills into something different than a business.”

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Blow to asbestos in Asia Pacific countries

In the first agreement of its kind, 14 countries of the Asia Pacific region including major asbestos-user countries like India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, have agreed to work together to ‘prevent asbestos-related diseases and to promote transition from the use of asbestos to safer alternative products’.  

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Consultant Evaluator Needed

The evaluation of the Asbestos: Not Here, Not Anywhere campaign will assist the APHEDA Board in planning and consider possible future program actions and priorities.

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