Union Aid Abroad has over thirty projects, working through local unions and community organisations in fourteen countries, assisting communities in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Southern Africa. Support for these projects comes from many individuals throughout Australia, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), unions and workplaces, as well as from the Australian government aid agency, DFAT.
Celebrating twenty years of independence: Alison Tate reflects on Timor Leste’s “journey of courage and resistance”
With the twentieth anniversary of East Timorese independence approaching, we’re celebrating the “journey of courage and resistance” of the Timorese people in rebuilding their country.
In the Philippines, the fight for a dignified wage and secure work has geared up, as Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA’s partner, Kilusang Mayo Uno, campaigns to end sham contracting and unites with other labour unions for a living wage.
APHEDA’s partner in Timor Leste is organising farmers to defend their rights to access land and to undertake sustainable farming practices.
The Karen struggle has been ongoing for 70 years. Today, the situation remains challenging for both the Karen people and the environment.
Unionists from the Asia-Pacific recently gathered in Bangkok to share experiences and solutions for climate-proofing industries and workers.
APHEDA reflects on the impact of the Hapilan Childcare Project and its journey to safeguard children and support families living in a large urban poor community in the Philippines.
May Day 2019: APHEDA’s partner organisations took part in colourful May Day celebrations against a backdrop of banners, flags, drums, singing and chanting.
Action Labor Rights (ALR) has successfully been working towards strengthening unions and organising workers in Myanmar’s garment and textile industries.
MAP Radio is a voice for Burmese migrant workers in Thailand providing information on labour rights in their mother tongue via community radio stations.