Equal Pay

In 1969, Zelda D'Aprano was working for the Meat Workers Union at Trades Hall. 

I got a phone call from the secretary of the Insurance Staff Federation, Diane Sonnenberg. She asked me if I would come to a meeting of an organization called VEWOC, which stood for Victorian Employed Women’s Organizations’ Council. It was made up of the trade unions with female members. I went to the meeting. She was there but no-one else turned up. Not one other person. We started talking and she said that maybe we needed to chain ourselves up like the Suffragettes did. We laughed, but I thought about it and said I was prepared to do it. - Zelda, by Zelda D'Aprano Spinifex Press 1995

Watch Zelda tell her story of a lifelong commitment to Equal Pay.


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We Are Union. We are a movement of people standing together for a just and equitable Victoria where:

  • all people are respected and valued, 
  • all working people are organised, safe, and winning at work

We organise our communities to build support for union, industrial, and social campaigns, and we're excited to have you on board.