In a special event in Sydney, Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA supporters had the opportunity to discuss the rise of the far-right in Brazil with Professor Rodrigo Nunes.
In a major breakthrough in the campaign to ban asbestos, the Indonesian city of Bandung has announced that they will be expanding their asbestos ban to include all new private houses!
In Timor Leste, informal workers and their communities are taking action to build their resilience and preparedness in the face of the global Coronavirus pandemic.
As the pandemic spreads, workers and communities in the Global South are taking action to not only stop the spread, but also to prepare for a post-pandemic world where the rights to healthcare, education, and good jobs are strengthened.
In the coming days and weeks, Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA will be assessing how it can best support our partner organisations overcome the crisis. Because already, they are in the thick of defending workers and communities.
On his solidarity tour, Elmer Bong Labog, leader of the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) union federation in the Philippines, called on Australian unionists and internationalists to stand with our brothers and sisters in the Philippines.
Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA is working with the Vietnam General Congress of Labour (VGCL) to prepare pro-worker responses to the rapidly changing electricity sector in Vietnam, where there are growing challenges to worker rights, environmental sustainability, and community health.
Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA hosted a delegation of nine ban asbestos campaigners and union leaders from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Vietnam to train in best practice asbestos removal and regulation.
This festive season, we asked Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA members and supporters to stand with workers in Laos on the front-lines of globalisation. And they responded to the call, raising a record-breaking $17,000! 👏🎉

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