IEU members and officers were there in numbers at the launch of We Are Union Women – a feminist, unionist, activist network focused on campaigning for social change and social justice and building the union movement’s ability to win on issues for women.
Launched on 27 July in Canberra, the network called on rank and file union members, retired members, delegates, activists and union officials to come and be a part of a dynamic network for change.
The launch was a great success with many women participating as well as Sally McManus, Secretary ACTU, Beth Vincent-Pietsch Deputy Secretary CPSU and Wil Stracke, Campaigns Officer Victoria Trades Hall, speaking out on issues and strategies that could be used to build numbers and strength.
Lyn Caton, IEU Organiser and executive member of Unions ACT helped develop the network’s charter. Lyn will continue to be part of the governing committee for the 24 unions involved.