Unions For YES
As unionists, we believe that all workers and all people deserve to
be consulted about changes in the workplace and in society that affect
us - and that by speaking up collectively we can make change that
benefits us all.
As unionists, The Services Union is proud to stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in calling for this change.
But right now, the voices of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples are not heard in our parliament. Too
often, politicians make policies that are not sensitive to the lived
experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and do
not work as intended - because the people impacted by those policies
aren't adequately consulted.
Our Union is run for members, by members. In November 2022, our member elected National Conference comprised of elected Delegates from all around Australia, unanimously carried a resolution in support of the Uluru Statement From The Heart and amending the Constitution for the Voice.
Reconciliation is core union business not just for our Union, but the entire union movement. We support the #Unions4Yes Campaign and the #Yes23 Campaign.
As union members we have a voice at the table which gives us an opportunity to have a say on policies and issues which affect us at work. We believe, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should have a right to a voice on issues which affect them. It’s that simple.
Please find all the events via the YES23 Campaign page here: https://action.yes23.com.au/events
Listen to ACTU Indigenous Officer Lara Watson regarding The Voice Referendum.