Union & Community Weekends

Strategies for Union and Community Organising

Three weekends of reflection, relationship building, and future planning  April 18th & 19th, April 25th & 26th, May 1st – 3rd

Over one weekend at the historic Camp Eureka near Warburton, and two weekends at the MUA, we will bring together young union organisers, students, environmental campaigners and social movement activists with veterans of the labour movement and the Left.

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Bush and Howard are history, but right now the world is in turmoil. The financial crisis is set to destroy 50 million jobs. Climate change catastrophe is upon us. And still wars rage and poverty kills.

Sometimes these challenges can seem insurmountable. If even Obama and Rudd drag their feet – or capitulate to big business – what can we do? Where are the campaigns, the organisations, the movements we need to start turning this drastic situation around?

Together we will evaluate past and existing campaigns and lay some foundations for new, practical solutions. From the Green Bans to the MUA, to Union Solidarity and WorkChoices, we will ask: What worked? What didn’t? How can we effectively respond to climate change and the economic crisis? How can we use the strength of our unions to make a better country – and a better world?

Australia has not seen an initiative like this for decades, and who knows what might come out of it? The possibilities are limitless.

One thing is for sure: if you are serious about working for social change in this country, then these events are not to be missed.

So give us a call today to find out how you or your organisation can get involved. We hope to see you at Camp Eureka!

Contact: communityunionweekends@gmail.com | 0402 657 392

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