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Details of Upcoming Trainings

It was clear from this week’s budget that the only way we are going to get our voices heard is if we are organised.

That is why the AUWU are conducting our first ever series of free National Trainings over the next week. These three training sessions will be held in Melbourne, Sydney and streamed online.

Please sign up to these trainings to learn how to get more involved in the AUWU. Remember, these trainings are open to everyone so be sure to come along if you are available. While these trainings are free, we would appreciate it if you could make a small donation on our website home page to help us cover the costs of running them.

Training #1: Volunteer Induction

Where: National Union of Workers, 833 Bourke Street Melbourne (and also online through crowd cast)
When: 5:30pm, Monday 8 April
RSVP: Please RSVP to the in-person training here. To RSVP for the online session, click here.
What: General information about upcoming campaigns and what volunteering with the AUWU looks like.

Training #2: Advocacy Training Day

Where: Unions NSW, 4/10 Goulburn Street, Sydney (and also online through crowd cast)
When: 1pm – 5pm, Monday April 15
RSVP: Please RSVP to the in-person training here. To RSVP for the online session, click here.
What: Information on how to run the AUWU’s advocacy hotline and services.

Once you RSVP we will be in touch with details about how to attend, both in-person and online.

Look forward to seeing you there.

P.S The AUWU is a volunteer organisation with no paid staff. We rely on donations to pay our operational costs. Please donate on our website home page to help support our activities.

AUWU to host Virginia Eubanks in Melbourne on 20th of March


In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile. “This book is downright scary,” says Naomi Klein, “but with its striking research and moving, indelible portraits of life in the ‘digital poorhouse,’ you will emerge smarter and more empowered to demand justice.” Join us for a rousing conversation about this timely and provocative book.

See here for tickets. There are limited amount of free tickets for unemployed AUWU members so get in quick.

Virgina’s Talk will be followed by a Panel Event.

Speakers include:
Jerome Small (Victorian Socialist Candidate for Calwell)
AUWU representative
More TBA

Event will be held in meeting room one. Enter from the Victorian street side.