Category: News

Peter Conway Memorial Lecture

The second Peter Conway Memorial Lecture was given by Helen Clark, former Administrator of UNDP and Prime Minister of New Zealand to a packed theatre in Wellington this June.  Helen’s lecture focussed on the...

Myanmar Railway Project Success

A UnionAID funded project in Myanmar has, over the past 5 years built a national railway workers’ federation with 2,200 members and 15 unions across the country, despite difficult conditions and opposition from management...

New UnionAID Trustee

UnionAID has a new Trustee, Dr Jacqueline Parisi, who brings to the role extensive experience and expertise in organisational and social enterprise development. This includes senior roles with SurfAid, the Mekong Institute, the Akina...

Domestic workers fix pay rates

After joining the new domestic women’s union in Madurai, 110 women not only learnt how to use modern kitchen appliances, but gained the confidence to fix pay rates for household tasks. Their daily income...

Nurses’ Union established in Myanmar

Low salaries, long hours and poor working conditions in public hospitals are driving large numbers of nurses and midwives into the private sector, some even paying a fine to get out of public duties....

Bargaining Wins in Suva

Fijian workers now know that employers do not have the right to fire them at will, and that dialogue with employers can effect change. In some factories, dirty working areas have been cleaned up,...

Fish Vendors’ Incomes Doubled

Forming a cooperative with 100 other fish vendors in Madurai has been life changing for Maria and her two children.  Like many fish vendors she used to borrow from money lenders to buy fish...

Raffle 2017

Be in to win some amazing prizes! This nationwide raffle is run every two years and is biggest fundraiser.  We aim to sell up to 12,000 tickets, raising enough money to support thousands of men...

MYANMAR YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME 2018

The purpose of this programme is to build a network of highly skilled leaders who will contribute to the peaceful development of Myanmar and establish strong links with New Zealand. They will gain English...