Time flies when you're changing the world and it's time for another Brunwick Workers meeting. Details below:
Lilydale Show Stall
Join the Hills and Outer East We Are Union groups as we campaign at the Lilydale show!
Come join us for an exciting co-meeting of the Northern Community Action and Unionists of Darebin!
WHAT: NORTHERN ACTIVIST MEETING
WHEN: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16TH, 10:30AM
Come along to the November meeting of the We Are Union Melbourne Activist Group! Be a part of creating a grassroots union movement right in central Melbourne!
It's that time of year comrades! Sign up now for the Young Workers Conference 2019. Young Workers Working for Climate Justice will focus on the key roles that young workers must play in addressing the global climate crisis and the corresponding struggle for workers rights.
How can you convince your boss to take action on climate change? What role do superannuation companies and worker cooperatives play? How are union members overseas fighting for climate and worker justice? Learn all this and more from the folks at the forefront of this fight.
Speakers to be announced over the coming weeks, watch this space!
Young. Strong. United.
Come join us for an afternoon of sausages, drinks, and comrades at the 2019 We Are Union: Easter Suburbs Christmas wrap up.
2019 has been a tough year for us and what better way to debrief on the year that was than with your favourite unionists.
What: We Are Union: Eastern Suburbs Christmas
When: Sunday, December 1 at 1pm
Where: Ringwood Lake Park
Hope to see you there! We will be meeting near the playground, info here -http://www.maroondah.vic.gov.au/Explore/Parks-and-playgrounds/Parks-and-Facilities/Ringwood-Lake-Park
See you there comrades!
The Plan that Came from the Bottom Up (The Plan) is a 2018 film documentary and an inspiring story of how workers might take control of their work to produce better products and a better world.
In the mid- 1970s the UK was going through the early phases of what became a major deindustrialisation with extensive closures of plants and factories. In 1976 the Lucas Aerospace Combined Shop Stewards Committee produced an Alternative Corporate Plan for Lucas Aerospace that advocated the production of socially useful products. This was in response to management announcing the need to cut jobs as increased international competition was threatening Lucas’ markets. Around half of Lucas’ production was defence-related.The film documents how the plan was prepared, based on the knowledge, expertise and skills of the workforce.
The film shows how workers' control of production can provide a model for dealing with the intertwined crises of climate change and exploitation of workers.
“Throughout the union movement’s 150 year history, our cause has been to make working lives better. But there are times when we have gone further, we have challenged the very nature and the purpose of the work that we do. The Lucas Plan was created during one of those times. It holds out hope that production can be transformed to create a fairer, greener world. And it is testimony to the wealth of genius to be found on the shop floor. This will be a must-see film for every trade unionist – please support it.” Frances O’Grady, General Secretary, TUC (UK)
"This is an important film - the Lucas Plan has inspired action to try to shift British industry away from its militaristic past towards a more peaceful, just and sustainable future - but there is much further that we need to go on this journey."
Dr Stuart Parkinson, Executive Director, Scientists for Global Responsibility
Come and join your fellow unionists in the West for an afternoon of catching up, eating and drinking to celebrate the end of decade!
Join us at the next We Are Union CAST meeting and help grow the local union movement!
We'll be wrapping up before the summer break and discussing our next steps in the new year.
Meeting of the Barwon Voices group!
We Are Union local groups are having their first meetings in our communities.
Union power is people power, and having hubs of power all over the state from Mildura to Traralgon,
from Yarra to Heidelberg - means Unionists like you are coming together to set the agenda for social and economic change!
Come join us!