WOMEN UNIONISTS NETWORK NEWSLETTER
Women Unionists Network Meeting The outcome is a good one for our
members with a 7% to 10% pay rise in
At our Network meeting in May the the first year and no loss of existing
Geelong Trades Hall Centenary conditions.
celebrations for 2009 were discussed.
Some great ideas were suggested for There is also to be a long awaited
the women unionists of Geelong to recognition of qualifications
commemorate this significant event. /classification of workers who have
done advanced studies and a financial
These were: remuneration for this.
Some sort of Quilt This agreement came about quicker
Plaque than our members thought; it could
If you have any other ideas to possibly be that the DHS could not
contribute come along to the next stand to hear Valmai and Priscilla on
meeting or give Chris or Anne a call at Union Air one more time.
Trades Hall on 52211712.
Elwyn Young - HACSU Member
The next meeting of the Women
Unionists Network will be on Newsletter
Wednesday 16th July 5.30pm at
Geelong Trades Hall – Executive The Women Unionists Network
Room. Refreshments provided. produces a newsletter every 2 months
with updates on events, what’s
ALL WELCOME happening, opportunity for feedback
and other matters of interest.
This is a great opportunity to network,
have input into events and activities We welcome contributions to this
and generally have a good time with a newsletter so don’t hesitate to contact
few drinks and eats. Chris with info or specific articles.
Annual Dinner UNION AIR 94.7
The dinner has now been organised for The union movement has its own local
24th July 2008. We are pleased to have radio program, Union Air, every
Michele O’Neil Secretary of the Saturday at 12 noon on 94.7 The Pulse.
Textile Clothing and Footwear Union
as our guest speaker for the dinner. A number of women unionists are
involved in the production of the show
For more information or to book and do a fantastic job every week.
contact Anne on 52211712.
The show provides up to date
Update on local Union Action information on what is happening
industrially around Geelong and the
HACSU (Union for disability service country generally. It’s certainly worth
workers) and the Department of listening to and is a great opportunity
Human Services have finally come to to keep issues affecting women
an agreement on our recent EBA. workers on the agenda.
Women Unionists Network Training Trades Hall Choir
You are invited to
Planning has begun for this years Geelong Trades Hall Choir
training weekend. The venue has been
booked for the 14th to 16th of NEW MEMBERS NIGHT
November. We are now in the process
of seeking sponsorship and letters have Thursday 19 June
gone out to unions and other sponsors. 6 pm onwards
Geelong Trades Hall
A number of sessions and topics have 127 Myers Street Geelong
been proposed and further work will be
done over the next few weeks to pull Come and sing along with the choir!
together the program and identify See if you want to join us!
relevant speakers for the sessions.
Current members please tell your
It has been agreed that the Friday night friends and
session and the Saturday night dinner bring them along!
should remain as they are. An
expression of interest form is now Refreshments after
circulating. If you would like more For more information ring Trades Hall
forms or information contact Chris or on 52211712
Geelong Trades Hall Website
Expression of interest form www.geelongtradeshall.blogspot.com
Date: Evening of Friday 14th Saturday The Geelong Trades Hall now has its
15th and Sunday 16th November 2008
own website which is full of the latest
Venue: Cottage by the Sea Queenscliff
29 Flinders Street Queenscliff
info on what’s happening in the union
You will be contacted with details of the
agenda in August and asked to confirm It is worth visiting the site and
your attendance, once you have confirmed registering for news updates. The
the final details will be forwarded to you Women Unionists Network will also
in early October. have information on the site.
CHILDCARE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT NO COST.
The Geelong Women Unionists
Address:__________________________ Network aims to provide its activities
__________________________________ and events free or at an affordable cost
Phone:___________Mobile:__________ given that it involves women from
diverse backgrounds and jobs. We
Email:____________________________ have been very grateful to our sponsors
who have enabled us to keep to this
Union:____________________________ free/low cost aim.
Return to Geelong Trades Hall 127 WE THANK THE FOLLOWING
Myers Street Geelong. Fax 52231115 or
SPONSORS SO FAR FOR 2008:
email: firstname.lastname@example.org by the 31st
Geelong & Region Trades &
Union Community Alliance