March 7, APHEDA International Solidarity

Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA invites you to an online conversation celebrating global solidarity and sisterhood.

Join Melbourne APHEDA activist Lisa Zanatta (CFMEU) and APHEDA partner Ou Tep Phallin (CFSWF), for a wide-ranging zoom chat about women’s rights, activism and union campaigns in Cambodia.

Ou Tep Phallin has been the President of the Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation (CFSWF) since 2018. She is a vocal and passionate leader of women workers, particularly those in the beer promotion and entertainment industries. The CFSWF has worked with APHEDA since 2007, campaigning for the rights of public service, food and beverage, and entertainment workers. They are currently supporting striking workers and unionists jailed for protesting mass layoffs by NagaCorp, who run Cambodia’s NagaWorld casino and entertainment complex.

Lisa Zanatta is a qualified Carpenter and Joiner and for the past 35 years an activist in the then BWIU, now CFMEU. She is currently a union organiser and women’s officer with the CFMEU - Construction and General Division in Melbourne, as well as an advocate and member of the Victorian Government Building Equality Committee. In 2019, Lisa was elected to BWI Asia Pacific Regional Women’s Committee and participates in many Women Union activist groups and networks, including the Victorian Trades Hall Council’s Women’s Committee.

When: Monday March 7, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
This an online event. All welcome. Register here.

HSR Initial & Refresher training

Get organised now to do either your initial five day training or your annual refresher in 2022. 

Remember: under Section 67 of the OHS Act 2004 all HSRs and DHSRs are entitled to attend a one-day refresher course every year, yet many just don't get around to it. If this is you, then check out the courses scheduled for next year, and enrol now, before they fill up.  It's important to attend in order to keep up your knowledge of OHS law and practice up-to-date. In the past year we have had significant amendments to the OHS Act, new regulations (for crystalline silica) and new codes. Trained health and safety reps make a real difference in their workplaces, and it's great to meet with others and share experiences!

Initial course dates :  

  • 9, 10, 11 & 23, 24 March - Trades Hall, Carlton*   
  • 28, 29, 30 March & 11, 12 April - Trades Hall, Carlton*  

Course hours: 9am - 5pm
Course length: All initial OHS training courses are 5 days.
Course fee: $870.00 incl. GST Regional: $895.00 incl. GST

Refresher course dates:  

  • 8 March - Trades Hall, Carlton*       
  • 16 March 2022 (Education Sector) - AEU, Abbotsford*

Other courses:

1 - COMCARE Refresher: Thursday 31 March 2022 - Trades Hall, Carlton*

3 - COMCARE Initial course: 7, 8 April and 20, 21, 22 April 2022 - Trades Hall, Carlton*

4 - 2 Day Manager’s Training Course: 5-6 May 2022 - Trades Hall, Carlton*

Go to this link to enrol in any of the five-day initial or refresher courses. Remember to then notify your employer at least 14 days before the course. 

*Note: all courses scheduled in February are being run online via Zoom. This will be reviewed at the end of the month. 

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