Ever attended a Feminism in the Pub event? Thought it was maybe the best thing you've been to all year? If so, you're officially invited to attend our end-of-year debrief!
We've had four really successful and thought-provoking events throughout the year, and now it’s time for us to plan where to go from here. If you’ve ever been to one of our events and thought you’d like to get more involved, then this is the night for you!
On the 9th of November at The John Curtin pub (directly across from Trades Hall), we will be meeting at 5:30 to discuss our past events, as well as start organising the next one!
It'll be an informal affair where all are welcome to have a drink and dinner whilst we chat. Our next event will be in March in conjunction with the Women’s Rights at Work Festival.
So if you've ever thought you'd like to join the Feminism in the Pub Organising Crew, this is your chance! We'd love to see you there!
Melbourne is abuzz with the whispers of WRAWFest - and we're ready to turn up the volume!
Our annual Women's Rights at Work Festival is just around the corner, and this year, we're focusing on how we can #ChangeTheRules for working women.
Last year, we had a program not to be missed, including the IEU Feminist Book Club, a feminist history of beer-brewing + actual beer-brewing, our now infamous WRAWFest Gala, and of course, the International Women's Day March and after-party.
Join us for our second planning party on the 14th November to check back in with the group about how your planning progress is going, and to grab the hotly-awaited WRAWFest 2018 posters!
We'll be calling on unions, community organisations, feminist collectives, and all activists who think that the current rules for working women are broken - and need to be changed.
There'll be snacks and soft drink, as well as the opportunity to be a part of a campaign that will change the rules for women workers all over the country.
Accessibility: Trades Hall is an old building but we will do all we can to make the event accessible for people with disabilities. Many of the rooms are wheelchair accessible. If given enough notice we will make adjustments as best we can for other access requirements.
Worksafe and employers have a legal obligation to keep their workers safe and stop gendered violence at work. This won't happen unless we demand they take action, and give them the tools to do it.
Join us at 9.30am on the 24th of November where we'll be releasing the brand new Stop Gendered Violence at Work Resource, which will include a stop gendered violence at work model enterprise agreement clause, written collectively by our Gendered Violence Safety Crew.
We'll be bringing together Victorian MPs, Worksafe, Union Officials and members, community organisations, academics, VTHC staff and elected officials to celebrate our wins so far and prepare for the road ahead.
An enormous 64% of Victorian working women are still experiencing gendered violence at work every day. Women will be experiencing gendered violence at work on November 24th. Join us to come together and take action to stamp it out.
The resource is an integral part of the campaign, and will provide workers, organisers, MPs, community organisations and especially unions to start a conversation about gendered violence in their workplace, and start to entrench real protections in enterprise agreements.
Ministers Robin Scott and Natalie Hutchins and our Gendered Violence At Work Safety Crew activists will all be speaking, as well as having small workshops to strategize about how your union can work to implement the clause, before a report back and final celebration.
The morning will conclude with a light lunch between 11.30-12.30 before we join our comrades to march together in the March Against Family Violence at 1.00pm.
Accessibility: The AMWU National Offices are entirely accessibly to those with mobility challenges, including fully disability accessible toilet facilities. If you have any other access requirements, please let us know ahead of time and we'll endeavor to remove those barriers.