Solidarity in Action:
Our Projects

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, as the global justice organisation of the Australian union movement, works to support stronger union and social movements in thirteen locations in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, and Southern Africa. We do that by working in partnership with thirty-nine local unions and community organisations through thirty projects and campaigns.

Our approach to development and movement-building work is centred in values of partnership, solidarity, equality, justice, and accountability.

We provide on-the-ground assistance which aims to address the causes of injustice and inequality, not the symptoms.

We support organised movements of people to make their own change possible, by exerting political pressure for just and sustainable solutions.

We recognise our solidarity with the working classes and marginalised people of the Global South and stand with them, as together we struggle for a better world.

We seek to deploy funds in effective and strategic ways, with accountability to partner organisations, funding bodies and our own members.

Here are some of the projects and campaigns we undertake in collaboration with communities in our region and beyond:

By working to support strong movements of people, we can fight inequality and corporate greed. History shows us we can demand a just world.

Kate Lee

Executive Officer, Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA

To learn more about how we put our solidarity into action, take a look at the 2023 Annual Report, where you can read about our partnerships and projects, the activism and advocacy of our members, and the progress of our campaign to ban asbestos across Asia.

According to the International Labour Organization one worker dies in the world every 15 seconds. That’s more people dying in work related incidents than in wars.
The 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on 25 April 2015 killed more than 9,000 people and injured another 23,000. It was followed by 400 aftershocks occurring at 20-30 minute intervals which seriously impacted the working lives and economy of the
Karen News is an ethnic Karen news agency, generating written articles, radio and film news reports on social justice issues that shape Karen communities in Myanmar and around the world.
Bac Kan Women’s Union with support from Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA are mobilising local communities and local authorities to tackle violence against women.
400 x 250 KMU Sentro end contractualization
In a strong sign of unity, unions in the Philippines have come together to demand the take definitive action to end out of control short-term contracts (known as “contractualisation”).
400 x 250 UNAER Timor Leste
UNAER is Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA's newest partner in Timor Leste. UNAER organises farmers to defend their rights to access land and to undertake sustainable farming practices.
BCMF was established to treat an increasing number of refugees and displaced people on the Thai-Burma border requiring surgery. After a decade treating patients on the border, BCMF has now expanded into Myanmar.
Worker's World Media Productions (WWMP) is the go-to non-profit labour media production house for labour news in South Africa. WWMP deliver labour news on radio, TV and now via mobile Apps.
400 x 250 eNews for web_ZCTU (1)
In the past year, Zimbabwe has undergone some historic changes. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has been there every step of the way!

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