Make Garment Factories in Bangladesh Safe

Nearly 5,000 workers protested in Dhaka on 26 April expressing outrage at the death to hundreds and injury to thousands of garment workers in the Rana Plaza building collapse.

The protest in Dhaka was in response to the worst ever industrial accident in Bangladesh where already more than 300 workers have died, thousands are injured and many more remain trapped and unaccounted for in the rubble of the collapsed 8 story building.

The TCFUA, ACTU, Uniting Church, TEAR Australia, ACRATH and the Fair Trade Association Australia and New Zealand have written a joint letter to the heads of Cotton On, Wesfarmers, Woolworths and Gap urging them to sign the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord.

Letter to Rivers on Bangladesh building safety June 2013

Letter to Wesfarmers on Bangladesh building and safety June 2013.pdf

Letter to the Gap on Bangladesh building safety June 2013.pdf

Letter to Best and Less on Bangladesh building safety June 2013

Stop the Traffik

STOP THE TRAFFIK Australia is a Slavery Free guarantee campaign calling for the Commonwealth Government to start introducing measures to deal with goods coming into Australia where slavery or human trafficking have been involved in their production.

Click here to sign the petition and be part of the campaign

STOP THE TRAFFIK Australia is part of the STOP THE TRAFFIK global campaign. In Australia it is a coalition of 24 NGOs, including Trades Hall in Victoria. More information about STOP THE TRAFFIK Australia can be found at

FairWear is a campaign made up of community organizations, churches, unions, students and activists.

FairWear addresses and works to eliminate the gross exploitation of homeworkers (outworkers) in the Australian clothing industry, recognizing that this is just as much of an issue at home as abroad. The FairWear campaign actively encourages Australians to think critically about where the clothes we wear are produced and under what conditions.

Go to FairWear Website.
Don’t Risk 2nd Rate Safety
Big business is backing changes to national workplace health and safety laws that would put workers at risk of injury or illness because it wants to cut costs and red tape. Unions say it is unacceptable for the changes to lead to increased profits at the expense of workers’ safety. Australian unions have launched a major new campaign called 'Don't Risk Second Rate Safety' to prevent any reduction in rights and protections for workers.

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Make it Well, Make it Fair, Make it Here Campaign
We need a plan that supports jobs, innovation, skills and export development: a plan that is smart, ethical in its treatment of workers and environmentally sustainable; a plan that genuinely assists workers and their communities.
Paid Parental Leave
The new national paid maternity leave scheme is a big win for Australian women and their families. After 30 years of campaigning women will now have support to keep their jobs and financial security when they have a baby. The 18 week scheme, announced in the May Federal Budget, will start from 2011 and is an important social reform giving assist families to adjust to a major life event – the birth of a baby.

Measures to allow mothers time to bond with their babies without financial stress forcing them back to work too early benefits the entire community and would not have been achieved without the tireless efforts of union and community activists.

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Support TWU Workers

Show your support for TWU Workers in their fight against Qantas by visiting the below websites and calling on Alan Joyce, Qantas CEO, to keep Qantas Australian!!

Qantas Families Deserve Better

Send a Letter to Joyce


Return to Work
Things you should know about Work Injury & Illness. Report your injury or illness as soon as possible. You must notify your employer...

TCFUA - Return to Work Campaign - English
TCFUA - Return to Work Campaign - Vietnamese
TCFUA - Return to Work Campaign - Chinese
Tea Room Campaign
The TCFUA has a campaign to clean up tea rooms across the industry. Be part of the union campaign to make sure that all companies are making tea rooms clean and safe so workers can take their rest breaks away from their work area, in a clean and hazard free Tea/lunch room...