Unions for Yes

The Australian union movement has a long tradition of standing in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We’re proud to be continuing that tradition this year by supporting the campaign for constitutional recognition.

We are having this referendum because it’s time to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want this recognition in a practical form: a Voice to Parliament.

The Voice to Parliament is a natural reflection of union principles of consultation, democracy, and collective voice. Enshrining a Voice in the Constitution will enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to provide advice from a grassroots level to the federal Parliament on policies and projects that impact their lives and communities.

This is an opportunity for all Australians to come together and contribute to building a stronger, fairer nation. All Australians will benefit when we recognise and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ knowledge, cultures and stories.

Why we need your help

For the referendum to be successful, we will need all hands on deck to get the message out about how a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament will benefit our country. Even though a number of prominent politicians and parties have already opposed the proposal, ultimately, it’s the Australian people and our support that will decide the success of the referendum.

It’s time we open our nation’s next chapter by voting Yes.

Unions for Yes – Labor Council Launch –  Thursday 8 June

Join us as we launch the Unions for Yes campaign in NSW at the June Labor Council meeting.

We will be hearing from guest speakers from the Yes campaign and corflutes and t-shirts will be available.

Light snacks and drinks will also be provided.

Time: 5:30PM for a 6:00PM start

Location: Trades Hall, 377 Sussex St, Sydney 2000