what is a union?


the workers of one or more workplaces organised democratically to defend their rights & advance their interests

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Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union
Australian Education Union
Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
Australian Nursing Federation
Australian Services Union - Authorities & Services
Australian Services Union - Private Sector
CEPU T&S - Communication Division
 CFMEU Construction
CFMEU FFTS - Furnishing Trades
CFMEU Forestry
CFMEU Mining & Energy
Commonwealth Public Sector Union - SPSF Group
Communication Workers Union
Electrical Trades Union
Finance Sector Union
Flight Attendants' Association
Health & Community Services Union
Health Services Union
Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union
Maritime Union of Australia
Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance
Medical Scientists & Victorian Psychologists Association
National Tertiary Education Union
National Union of Workers
Plumbers Union
Rail Tram & Bus Union
Textile Clothing & Footwear Union
United Firefighters Union Victoria
Victorian Independent Education Union

Victorian Trades Hall Council
Victorian Trades Hall Council Health & Safety Unit
Gippsland Trades & Labour Council


Australian Council of Trade Unions
Queensland Council of Unions
South Australia Unions
Unions ACT (Australian Capital Territory)
Unions Northern Territory
Unions New South Wales
Unions Tasmania
Unions Western Australia
Victorian Trades Hall Council

asia pacific union centres

Aotearoa New Zealand NZCTU
Australia - ACTU
China - ACFTU
China Labour Bulletin
China Labor Watch
China Hong Kong - HKCTU
China Hong Kong - IHLO
India - AITUC
India - CITU
India - NTUI
Indonesia - KSBSI
Japan - RENGO
Korea - KCTU
Malaysia - MTUC
Nepal - GEFONT
Pakistan - APFUTU & APFOL
Philippines - KMU
Thailand - TLC
Vietnam - VGCL

global unions


global union federations

EI - Education
ICEM - Mining & Energy
IBW - Building & Wood
IFJ - Journalists
IMF - Metal Workers
ITF - Transport Workers
ITGLWF - Textiles & Clothing
IUF - Food, Farms & Hotels
IUF - Asian Food Worker
PSI - Public Service

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