Union Aid Abroad has over 40 training projects, working through 30 separate project partners in 15 countries, assisting many different communities in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, Southern Africa and the Caribbean. Support for these projects comes from many individual union members throughout Australia, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), unions and workplaces, as well as from the Australian government aid agency, DFAT.
The garment sector has emerged as a growing industry in Myanmar. Low wages provide a strong incentive for multi-national companies to take advantage and exploit workers. Here are five things you should know about garment workers in Myanmar.read more
According to the International Labour Organization one worker dies in the world every 15 seconds. That’s more people dying in work related incidents than in wars.read more
The 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on 25 April 2015 killed more than 9,000 people and injured another 23,000. It was followed by 400 aftershocks occurring at 20-30 minute intervals which seriously impacted the working lives and economy of the country.read more