Nov. 2, 2016
In the recent ACT election the Unions ACT ran a grass roots workers focused campaign similar to We Are Union campaign in Victoria. It proved two things: 1. the ACTU change in direction to being a worker campaign organisation rather than reacting to crisis and 2. that this type of campaigning can be decisive.The Victorian branch of the CFMEU is having an election for organisers because one member has put themselves up for a role as an organiser. This has diverted money and effort away from issues that have been affecting the union in this climate of anti unionism. We speak to an existing organiser on the Members First Team.