Retired Unionists Network

Guest speakers at recent Retired Unionists Network meetings

Date Published: 15/07/2021
Category: Retired Unionists Network

Most RUN monthly meetings include a guest presentation, usually from a union on one of their campaigns of interest to retired unionists.  Here’s some recent guest speakers we’ve heard from and some points from the discussion.  Thursday 24 June Guest speakers:  Carolyn Smith (National Director Aged Care, WA State Secretary, United Workers Union) and Lauren Hutchins (National Director Aged Care, WA State…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/15/guest-speakers-at-recent-retired-unionists-network-meetings/

Retired Unionists Network committee member profile: Rodger Smith

Date Published: 15/07/2021
Category: Retired Unionists Network

During my working life, I was a CPSU delegate in TELSTRA for 28 years and I was also part of the Negotiating Committee which was responsible for the National Enterprise Agreement. I am the only union delegate in the history of TELSTRA to have been personally rebuked by TELSTRA’s CEO (Frank Blount)! When I was made redundant by…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/15/retired-unionists-network-committee-member-profile-rodger-smith/

Rally for Women’s Justice – Andrew Laming needs to go

Date Published: 15/07/2021
Category: Retired Unionists Network

Local residents and protestors in the Redland City-based electorate of Bowman joined with March4Justice, to rally for respect, justice, and equality for the women of Redlands and calling for the sacking of federal MP Andrew Laming.   The rally walked through Cleveland and came together near Andrew Laming Office in the suburb of Cleveland. Senator Penny Wong…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/15/rally-for-womens-justice-andrew-laming-needs-to-go/

We Wait in Hope for Justice and Equality for Women

Date Published: 15/07/2021
Category: Retired Unionists Network

By Janine Kitson  The welfare of women and children must be of paramount importance for this nation, writes Janine Kitson from the Unions NSW retired Unionists group and   Domestic violence predominantly happens to women and children, across all social, economic, ethnic and educational backgrounds.  However Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience disproportionately higher rates of violence.   …

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/15/we-wait-in-hope-for-justice-and-equality-for-women/