Union values have been a recent focus within several contexts: the Federal Government’s proposed industrial relations (IR) changes; the March4Justice; Palm Sunday and refugee issues; the Uluru Statement from the Heart; and the 30th anniversary of the report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
What are union values? Most IEU members would agree that acting collectively to support each other in the workplace is at the heart of who we are and what we do as union members.
These values of care, respect and support are also consistent with the ethos of faith-based employers.
Other union values include:
- safe and supportive work environments
- freedom from discrimination and harassment
- fair and inclusive employment, career development and leadership opportunities for all staff
- social justice and human rights at workplace, community, national and global levels.