Union History Blog

Jennie George is elected ACTU President

September 28, 2020

On the 29th of September 1995, Jennie George became the first woman to be elected…

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Albert Monk: a lifetime of unionism

September 14, 2020

Today we are remembering Albert Monk, who served as both Secretary and President of the…

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Remembering Jean Daley

August 24, 2020

 Today we remember the long-time union activist and leader Jean Daley, who was born in…

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Alison Cranley: teacher and union leader.

August 7, 2020

Alison Cranley was a dedicated teacher and passionate union leader.Alison was born in the working-class…

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Who was Bella Guerin?

July 24, 2020

Bella Guerin is best known as the first woman to graduate from an Australian university.As…

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Union campaigns for workplace health and safety

July 17, 2020

Throughout our history, Australian Unions have always campaigned against unsafe and unhealthy working conditions and…

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Unions and the shorter working week

July 9, 2020

Unions have always campaigned for working people’s right to a life outside of work to…

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When was Australia’s first nation-wide union meeting?

July 2, 2020

The first nation-wide meeting of unions in Australia took place in October 1879. It was…

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Emma Miller – remembering a union hero

June 25, 2020

 Today we remember the legendary union activist and leader Emma Miller, who was born on…

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The 1969 Equal Pay case

June 16, 2020

 In June 1969 the long union campaign for equal pay for working women took an…

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