The 27 Ways and Growing Campaign was launched by The
Services Union in 2013 to highlight the achievements of the union movement.
Through our initiative we aim to remind everyone of how much
working people, through collaboration and action, have contributed to what
Australia is today.
Through our actions we also seek to inspire the next
generation of worker activists and to connect their story to ours.
Many of us enjoy the benefits of living in a modern,
The general well-being that we enjoy has grown through the
continuing, concerted efforts of workers.
From you and those that have gone before you. With those that have supported you.
The fight for freedom, respect, equality and dignity – for a
better Australia - is at the heart of what workers, through their unions, do
everyday. We are a movement of people, in a great cause for progressive social change.
The Services Union strives to provide excellent
representation to our individual members when they need it, but this has never been the totality of our
work. Fighting for individual rights
does not build a community or sustain a democracy. To enjoy the benefits of individual rights we
need to keep working to ensure that everyone can enjoy these rights too. We work not just on behalf of ourselves but
also on behalf of our community.
Together, through the efforts of workers and their unions we
have made a difference. We have made
this a better, fairer, more respectful and more decent place to live. Let’s reflect on what has been achieved so
far by workers working together
Compensation for injured workers
Regulation of hours of work
These are just a few.
We firstly identified 27 ways that by working together we have made a
difference. We want to work with our members to establish the next 27. Already
we have won paid Natural Disaster Leave (28th Way) and paid Domestic and Family
Leave (29th Way - We Wont Wait Campaign) for many of our members and we continue to ensure our members
have robust Mental Health and Wellbeing policies in their workplaces (30th