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What roles can the Union and Green movements play in Key themes: Saving the planet?

One-day Conference Saturday 6 February 2010

What roles can the Union and Green movements play in Key themes: Saving the planet?

  • Is it a case of workers’ jobs versus saving the environment?
  • Does the environmental movement need unions?
  • The history of the interface of environmental and union campaigns.
  • How can working people and unions contribute to environmental campaigns?
  • How can the environment movement engage more meaningfully with unions?
  • What kinds of red/green activism could be helpful for the future?

Unions have had a long-running involvement in Green issues, from the early Chartist struggles against factory pollution to US auto workers’ struggles to clean up the Great Lakes.

Australian examples include the role of unions and their members in saving the Barrier Reef from oil drilling, and the iconic Green Bans.

Yet the tensions between union and greens remain .

How can an understanding of the history of both movements contribute to closer cooperation in the future as we face increasingly severe environmental problems?

Keynote Speakers

Jack Mundey – union and environmental activist and Green Bans campaigner (Sponsored by Queens/and Council of Unions)

Ian Lowe – Emeritus Professor at Griffith University and prominent environmentalist

Tony Maher – National President of the Mining Division of the CFMEU

Queensland College of Art 226 Grey Street Griffith University South Bank Brisbane, Queensland 9am – 6pm (Registration 8.30am)

Further information:

Email: sr.music@bigpond.com
Phone: 33665318/ (0408 782983)
Web:  Red, Green and In-between: Reviewing Labour and the Environment in Historical Context

The Brisbane Labour History Association in association with The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History and The Centre for Work, Organisation and Well-being and The Department of Employment Relations, Griffith University

REGISTRATION FORM

The completed registration form is also your Tax Invoice

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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: $40 waged, $20 unwaged ** (Special deal! Conference + BLHA membership $50/ $25) ** ( ) Registration feels @ $ Fee includes morning teallunch/afternoon tea. • (please advise any special dietary requirements) •

PAYMENT OPTIONS (a) By cheque: = $ • Make cheque payable to Brisbane Labour History Association (b) Paying by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer): Commonwealth Bank of Australia BSB 064000 Account # 10005764 Account Name: Brisbane Labour History Association (c) By money order CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS Registrations are fully transferable and non-refundable. If the primary registered delegate is unable to attend please advise the I alternative attending delegate ‘s details. Further information: Email : sr.music@bigpond.com Phone: 336653181 (0408 782 983) Web: http://www.asslh.org.au/

REGISTRATION MAILING ADDRESS Please return the completed registration form with your payment details to: The Secretary . Brisbane Labour History Association PO Box 5299 West End Qld 4101

PRIVACY DISCLOSURE Brisbane Labour History Association (BLHA), The Australian Society for the· Study of Labour History (ASSLH), and Griffith University (GU) respect your I privacy and are committed to protect your personal information. We collect • this information so we may provide you with information about the I conference, opportunities and services.

This information may be shared with the sponsors and stakeholders of the Conference. Images, photographs and recordings may be taken during the course of the conference and may be I used for various marketing purpose by BLHA, ASSLH and GU.

You have the· right to access your personal information and if you do not wish your details I to be passed to sponsors and stakeholders, please inform the conference secretariat by e-mail to Janis Bailey<j.bailey@griffith.edu.au>.

I
One-day Conference
Saturday 6 February 2010
What roles can the
Union and Green movements play in
Key themes:
Saving the planet?


Is it a case of workers’ jobs versus saving the environment?
Does the environmental movement need unions?
• The history of the interface of environmental and union campaigns.
• How can working people and unions contribute to environmental campaigns?
• How can the environment movement engage more meaningfully with unions?
• What kinds of red/green activism could be helpful for the future?
Unions have had a long-running involvement in Green issues, from the early Chartist
struggles against factory pollution to US auto workers’ struggles to clean up the Great
Lakes. Australian examples include the role of unions and their members in saving the
Barrier Reef from oil drilling, and the iconic Green Bans.
Yet the tensions between union aflO-§Feefl ffimLements remain . How can an
understanding of the history of both movements contribute to closer cooperation in the
future as we face increasingly severe environmental problems?
Keynote Speakers
Jack Mundey – union and environmental
activist and Green Bans campaigner
(Sponsored by Queens/and Council of Unions)
Ian Lowe – Emeritus Professor at Griffith
University and prominent environmentalist
Tony Maher – National President of the
Mining Division of the CFMEU
Queensland College of Art
226 Grey Street
Griffith University
South Bank
i!.risbane, Queensland
9am – 6pm (Registration 8.30am)
Further information:
Email: sr.music@bigpond.com
Phone: 33665318/ (0408 782983)
Web: http://www.asslh.org.au/
11’Ioe AusIral iall Socie!”)’ e Q
for the SIud” of t c ueenSlatnd
. .. • onserva IOn
, : Laoour Hlslory ~
Woodford Folk
.Festival

Saving the Planet?
Red, Green and In-between:
Reviewing labour and the Environment in Historical Context
A conference organised by the Brisbane Labour History Association, The Australian Society for the
Study of Labour History, The Centre for Work, Organisation and Well-being and The Department of
Employment Relations, Griffith University.
In addition to the keynote speakers, a range of papers will be presented by both activists and
academics on:
The difficulties of joining trad itional
leftism and radical–environmentalism
Climate change and non-adversarial union
activism
Young people’s role in bridging the
red/g reen divide
Is Green the new Left?
The ‘Earthworker’ story
The role of ‘green’ documentary makers
Community initiatives to save the
George’s River in Sydney
Community and union action that led to
the creation of Mt Lesueur National Park
in WA
Attempts to preserve a significant Maori
site in Auckland
Solidarity with non-human animals
Papers are still being sought from activists. If you have an interesting issue to present, please
contact Dale Jacobsen, sr.music@bigpond.com with a 3~-SO-word summary and a 30-50-
word biography by the end of December.
———————- Red, Green and In-between:
Reviewing Labour and the Environment in Historical Context
The Brisbane Labour History Association
in association with
The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
and
The Centre for Work, Organisation and Well-being
and
The Department of Employment Relations, Griffith University
IREGISTRA TION FORMI
The completed registration form is also your Tax Invoice
PERSONAL DETAILS
• Given Name … ….. ……….. ………… … ……….. ……… ….. ……. … ….. … .
Surname …….. …………. ….. .. ….. ….. … ………. .. …… ….. .. .. …… .. …… .
Organisation ……………….. ….. …….. ….. …. … … …. .. ……. ….. ……….. .
Postal address … … …………. …….. .. …. … .. … …………. ……….. …….. .
Suburb State Postcode
Tel
E-mail
Fax
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: $40 waged, $20 unwaged
** (Special deal! Conference + BLHA membership $50/ $25) **
( ) Registration feels @ $
Fee includes morning teallunch/afternoon tea.
• (please advise any special dietary requirements)
• PAYMENT OPTIONS
(a) By cheque:
= $
• Make cheque payable to Brisbane Labour History Association
(b) Paying by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer):
Commonwealth Bank of Australia BSB 064000 Account # 10005764
Account Name: Brisbane Labour History Association
(c) By money order
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
Registrations are fully transferable and non-refundable. If the •
primary registered delegate is unable to attend please advise the I
alternative attending delegate ‘s details.
Further information:
Email : sr.music@bigpond.com
Phone: 336653181 (0408 782 983)
Web: http://www.asslh.org.au/
REGISTRATION MAILING ADDRESS
Please return the completed registration form with your payment details to:
The Secretary
. Brisbane Labour History Association
PO Box 5299
West End
Qld 4101
PRIVACY DISCLOSURE
Brisbane Labour History Association (BLHA), The Australian Society for the·
Study of Labour History (ASSLH), and Griffith University (GU) respect your I
privacy and are committed to protect your personal information. We collect •
this information so we may provide you with information about the I
conference, opportunities and services. This information may be shared with
the sponsors and stakeholders of the Conference. Images, photographs and •
recordings may be taken during the course of the conference and may be I
used for various marketing purpose by BLHA, ASSLH and Gu. You have the·
right to access your personal information and if you do not wish your details I
to be passed to sponsors and stakeholders, please inform the conference •
secretariat bye-mail toJanisBailey<j.bailey@griffith.edu.au>.
With special
thanks to:
“””‘- Que~r1e.18nd ~ Con””rvGl’Cion
I ThC Au:’Otrali~ln Soci e ly
for the Study of
. LllboUf Aisto,ry
Woodford Folk
Festival
~.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.
-I One-day Conference Saturday 6 February 2010 What roles can the Union and Green movements play in Key themes: Saving the planet? • • Is it a case of workers’ jobs versus saving the environment? Does the environmental movement need unions? • The history of the interface of environmental and union campaigns. • How can working people and unions contribute to environmental campaigns? • How can the environment movement engage more meaningfully with unions? • What kinds of red/green activism could be helpful for the future? Unions have had a long-running involvement in Green issues, from the early Chartist struggles against factory pollution to US auto workers’ struggles to clean up the Great Lakes. Australian examples include the role of unions and their members in saving the Barrier Reef from oil drilling, and the iconic Green Bans. Yet the tensions between union aflO-§Feefl ffimLements remain . How can an understanding of the history of both movements contribute to closer cooperation in the future as we face increasingly severe environmental problems? Keynote Speakers Jack Mundey – union and environmental activist and Green Bans campaigner (Sponsored by Queens/and Council of Unions) Ian Lowe – Emeritus Professor at Griffith University and prominent environmentalist Tony Maher – National President of the Mining Division of the CFMEU Queensland College of Art 226 Grey Street Griffith University South Bank i!.risbane, Queensland 9am – 6pm (Registration 8.30am) Further information: Email: sr.music@bigpond.com Phone: 33665318/ (0408 782983) Web: http://www.asslh.org.au/ 11’Ioe AusIral iall Socie!”)’ e Q for the SIud” of t c ueenSlatnd . .. • onserva IOn , : Laoour Hlslory ~ Woodford Folk .Festival – Saving the Planet? Red, Green and In-between: Reviewing labour and the Environment in Historical Context A conference organised by the Brisbane Labour History Association, The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, The Centre for Work, Organisation and Well-being and The Department of Employment Relations, Griffith University. In addition to the keynote speakers, a range of papers will be presented by both activists and academics on: The difficulties of joining trad itional leftism and radical–environmentalism Climate change and non-adversarial union activism Young people’s role in bridging the red/g reen divide Is Green the new Left? The ‘Earthworker’ story The role of ‘green’ documentary makers Community initiatives to save the George’s River in Sydney Community and union action that led to the creation of Mt Lesueur National Park in WA Attempts to preserve a significant Maori site in Auckland Solidarity with non-human animals Papers are still being sought from activists. If you have an interesting issue to present, please contact Dale Jacobsen, sr.music@bigpond.com with a 3~-SO-word summary and a 30-50- word biography by the end of December. ———————- Red, Green and In-between: Reviewing Labour and the Environment in Historical Context The Brisbane Labour History Association in association with The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History and The Centre for Work, Organisation and Well-being and The Department of Employment Relations, Griffith University IREGISTRA TION FORMI The completed registration form is also your Tax Invoice PERSONAL DETAILS • Given Name … ….. ……….. ………… … ……….. ……… ….. ……. … ….. … . Surname …….. …………. ….. .. ….. ….. … ………. .. …… ….. .. .. …… .. …… . Organisation ……………….. ….. …….. ….. …. … … …. .. ……. ….. ……….. . Postal address … … …………. …….. .. …. … .. … …………. ……….. …….. . Suburb State Postcode Tel E-mail Fax CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: $40 waged, $20 unwaged ** (Special deal! Conference + BLHA membership $50/ $25) ** ( ) Registration feels @ $ Fee includes morning teallunch/afternoon tea. • (please advise any special dietary requirements) • PAYMENT OPTIONS (a) By cheque: = $ • Make cheque payable to Brisbane Labour History Association (b) Paying by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer): Commonwealth Bank of Australia BSB 064000 Account # 10005764 Account Name: Brisbane Labour History Association (c) By money order CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS Registrations are fully transferable and non-refundable. If the • primary registered delegate is unable to attend please advise the I alternative attending delegate ‘s details. Further information: Email : sr.music@bigpond.com Phone: 336653181 (0408 782 983) Web: http://www.asslh.org.au/ REGISTRATION MAILING ADDRESS Please return the completed registration form with your payment details to: The Secretary . Brisbane Labour History Association PO Box 5299 West End Qld 4101 PRIVACY DISCLOSURE Brisbane Labour History Association (BLHA), The Australian Society for the· Study of Labour History (ASSLH), and Griffith University (GU) respect your I privacy and are committed to protect your personal information. We collect • this information so we may provide you with information about the I conference, opportunities and services. This information may be shared with the sponsors and stakeholders of the Conference. Images, photographs and • recordings may be taken during the course of the conference and may be I used for various marketing purpose by BLHA, ASSLH and Gu. You have the· right to access your personal information and if you do not wish your details I to be passed to sponsors and stakeholders, please inform the conference • secretariat bye-mail toJanisBailey<j.bailey@griffith.edu.au>. With special thanks to: “””‘- Que~r1e.18nd ~ Con””rvGl’Cion I ThC Au:’Otrali~ln Soci e ly for the Study of . LllboUf Aisto,ry Woodford Folk Festival ~.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. –