Who We Are
Why Back us
We are a registered charity, recognised by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as an international development agency, helping to alleviate poverty and achieve justice for workers by supporting the development of unions, worker led cooperatives and education opportunities for workers and their families.
We believe that all people have the right to fair pay, freedom from debt and violence, access to safe housing and transport, education and healthcare and that empowering workers to advocate, and organise, for their rights is a way to achieve this.
Programme Manager - INSPIRASI Indonesia Young Leaders Programme
Programme Support Manager - INSPIRASI Indonesia Young Leaders Programme
Programme Manager - Mindanao Young Leaders Programme
Fundraising and Digital Officer
Programme Manager - Myanmar Young Leaders Programme
Programme Support Manager - Myanmar Young Leaders Programme
UnionAID partners with grassroots organisations like unions and cooperatives so that working people can make democratic decisions for themselves and their communities. The projects we fund are driven by community for community.
National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF)
Rangsit and Area Labour Union Group (RLUG)
Tamil Nadu Labour Union (TNLU)
Tamil Nadu, India
National Union of Factory and Commercial Workers
BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN)
Board of trustees
Mary Jane Rivers
Dr Pat Webster
UnionAID is a registered NZ charity, is an accredited NZ Aid Programme partner and signatory of the council for International Development code of conduct. We strives for best practice in all our work and are open and transparent without partners and supporters. You can view our reports and policies here.
UnionAID is also proudly an accredited Aotearoa Living Wage employer.