Successful launch of UnionAID
Thanks to all our supporters in the union movement UnionAID has got off to a great start since the launch on May Day 2009.
UnionAID is unique among overseas development agencies in putting workers’ rights at the centre of our work.
Generous financial support from both unions and members will mean that we can develop new projects as well.
Our projects help vulnerable workers in developing countries to organize as unions and take their own action to improve life for their families.
Unions have a long tradition of international solidarity.
Providing funds for education and training work is a modern way of expressing that solidarity.
Union centres in other developed countries, including Australia, have development agencies, and now with UnionAID we have joined them.
We are small by comparison but, with support from unions and union members, UnionAID will grow steadily over the next few years.