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.
Through the Labour Consultative Forum, the Myanmar Industry Craft Services –Trade Unions Federation aims to improve the Dispute Settlement Mechanism in Myanmar.
May Day 2019 in Dili was the biggest, loudest and best May Day ever with the largest number of workers in decades taking to the streets.
In April 2019, a delegation of women parliamentarians from Vietnam visited Australia to establish and strengthen the connection between Australian and Vietnamese members of Parliament.
Formed in 2011 and based on the Thai-Myanmar border, Karen News is an ethnic Karen news agency, reporting on social justice issues that shape the Karen community through video, radio and web-based articles.
APHEDA partners with Workers’ World Media Productions on a Labour-Community Media Project which aims to provide “quality, relevant and informative media productions for the labour movement and working class people.”
The Philippines has the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region. PAFPI are working hard to support those living with HIV and preventing new transmissions.
Action Labor Rights (ALR) organises workers in garment and textile industries. In 2018, ALR helped establish workplace unions at 29 factories with 11000 workers joining.
On International Women’s Day 2019, APHEDA’s partner organisations participated in marches, produced statements and even won international human rights awards.
From humble beginnings in 2006, BCMF has since grown to play a major healthcare role in a region afflicted by conflict, poverty and a severe lack of funding for local healthcare systems.