International committee

The AEU International Committee has broad responsibility for international issues and matters related to the environment. All AEU members are welcome to attend its meetings call (03) 9417 2822 or email Julie Lynch.

The International Committee is currently reviewing its operations and scheduling special interest forums in place of regular scheduled meetings. Responses to this proposal are invited by email to Meredith Peace.

The AEU plays an active part in Education International (EI)‚ the global federation of education unions.

The AEU has links with unions in East Timor and supports global movements for peace‚ social justice‚ nuclear disarmament‚ justice for refugees and the environment.

The union also supports global action to address the impact of man-made climate change. The 2009 branch conference passed a resolution (PDF) on the issue. For more, go to the Environmental Network page.

Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA

The AEU is an active supporter of Union Aid Abroad APHEDA‚ the overseas aid agency of the Australian trade union movement.

APHEDA (Australian People for Health‚ Education and Development Abroad) was set up in 1984 by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) to contribute directly to countries and regions where men and women workers are disadvantaged through poverty‚ unemployment‚ denial of labour and human rights‚ civil conflict and war.

APHEDA is committed to justice and solidarity and to self reliance‚ not charity. It builds self-reliance through support to educational and training projects for workers and their organisations in Southeast Asia‚ the Pacific‚ the Middle East‚ Southern Africa and the Caribbean. It is supported by individual union members‚ the ACTU‚ unions‚ workplaces‚ AusAID and the Australian public. You can become a Global Justice Partner‚ donating monthly by direct debit it's easy to set up online.

For up-to-date news on APHEDA and its activities‚ visit the APHEDA website. 

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