IEU Organisers talk tactics at Trades Hall

IEU Organisers from throughout Australia gathered at the IEU’s Sydney offices in Ultimo to discuss strategy, celebrate gains and learn from each other on 17 November.

Delegates heard from United Workers Union Organiser Erryn Cresshull on the successful 2021 strike at General Mills, one of the world’s biggest food manufacturers, and the creative actions members took in standing up for their dignity, rights and pay. Other topics included engaging early career teachers and support staff in the IEU, a round table on the Hear Our Voice campaign, and organising methods both online and off. The day culminated in a visit to Trades Hall, the trade union building built in 1895 as a meeting place for unionists, where organisers learned about the history of unions through the vast range of publications in the library and the extensive collection of marching and rally banners (pictured).