The ASU is supporting the march and rally for IWD at Trades Hall this year, which will be held on Labour Day  Monday 8th March.

The Victorian Trades Hall Council will also be holding a celebratory event prior to the march.

ASU members are encouraged to attend the IWD March 2021  gathering at 12noon at Trades Hall to celebrate Working Women on Labour Day with comrades from across the union movement, marching together to Parliament at 1.30pm.  Please contact Punita Boardman if you will be attending the rally at pboardman@asuvictas.com.au

Link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/244734710567381/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2252%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22invite_link_id%5C%22%3A716524355718895%7D%7D]%22%7D

WOMEN OF STEEL documentary is screening at VTHC on Friday 5th March.

The ASU has purchased tickets for members to attend the special screening with some of the film-makers.  Tickets are limited so please email Women’s Organiser, Punita Boardman on  pboardman@asuvictas.com.au to RSVP.

“Wollongong, 1980: Denied jobs at the steelworks , working class / migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a campaign for the right to work that lasted for fourteen years. Using rare archival footage and speaking directly to camera, these Women of Steel tell their own stories for the first time on film.”

Also, a bust of Helen Robertson, pioneer activist from the seamstress union, will also be unveiled at 5pm.

Join us as we unveil a bronze relief of union giant Helen Robertson sculpted by Jennifer Mann, an artist passionate about monument equality.

With a reading from poet Maxine Beneba Clark with her original piece “We Are Union”, and a fiery discussion from a panel of experts including historian Clare Wright and filmmaker Robynne Murphy on how union women can organise to celebrate and centre women’s activist history in contemporary culture.

Link for details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/176045804323638

See you there!

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