Ever wondered what happens in our AEU ACT Branch Office? Here is an opportunity for AEU Women members to find out!
The 2015 Anna Stewart Officer program is being held October 12 - 16 (Week 1, Term 4). Applications close Friday 11th September.
Each year the AEU ACT Branch invites our women AEU members to step out of their school or workplace and participate in a work shadowing program in our AEU office.
The Anna Stewart Program seeks to give AEU women members a better understanding of the structure and operation of the AEU. Anna Stewart Officers are encouraged to pursue a range of activities over the period of one week, which could include:
- shadowing Union Organisers in their day-to day work
- assisting with union activities, campaigns and policy development
- attending meetings with ETD
- attending school/sub-branch/Executive/Council/UnionsACT meetings
- preparing journal articles
- researching issues of concern to women
- conducting a project that would benefit AEU women
The 2015 Anna Stewart Officer will will be automatically included in the ACT delegation to Federal Women’s Conference in Melbourne on the 10th and 11th of October. Airfares and accommodation will be provided by the AEU ACT Branch.
Industrial leave is available for this course
The Anna Stewart officer is eligible to take paid industrial leave for the week you spend in the AEU office. Find out more about industrial leave here - www.aeuact.org.au/industrial_leave.
Download the 2015 Anna Stewart Officer application form. Applications close Friday 11th September.
Please contact Sue on 62727900 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming our Anna Stewart Officer into the AEU Office in Term 4.
Who was Anna Stewart?
Anna Stewart, was a former journalist and active Victorian union official from 1974 to 1983, Anna died tragically in 1983, aged 35. Her involvement with the union movement began at a time when women workers comprised one third of the paid workforce, but the few industries in which women were employed offered jobs that were poorly paid, lacked job security, flexibility, skills recognition and unpaid maternity leave. Anna emphasised the key demand made by the ACTU Working Women’s Charter for increased involvement of women within the structures of the union movement. The AEU ACT Branch supports Anna’s legacy by providing an opportunity for a female member to work in the AEU office, in a shadowing role, on an annual basis.
Read Anna Stewart - An Inspiration to Women Unionists by 2014 Anna Stewart Officer, Heather Page.
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