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Bangladesh’s domestic garment industry – beyond international scrutiny
By Kate Lee, Executive Officer of Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA The Rana Plaza building collapse of April 24, 2013 rocked the Global North. 1,138 people killed and over 2,500 injured or left with disabilities. It left us all in horror and
Healthy Supply Chains Initiative launch
This month ACTU President and Deputy Chair of Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, Ged Kearney, launched the Health Supply Chain initiative. Here is an extract from her powerful speech. “Something is fundamentally wrong with the way that the world is doing business.
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA People: Meet Charm Tong
This month we introduce you to Shan teacher and human rights activist, Charm Tong. At age six, Charm Tong was forced to leave her beloved Shan State (Burma) to escape conflict. She settled in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma
Open letter to PM on the Panama Papers
A coalition of Australian organisations has today called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to end the Government’s silence over the Panama Papers and to commit to taking action on tax dodging by wealthy individuals and corporations. Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA ...
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA People: Meet Pat
Pat is an organiser with the ASU NSW/ACT and an APHEDA activist. What does it mean to be union to you? PB: It means we do better when we stick together - simple yeah? What does it mean to be
Timor Leste Visit
Twenty East-Timorese farm and hospitality workers are sitting in a large room, fans whirring overhead. The instructor in front of them is pushing through a description of what they can expect from 6 months of working in Australia under the