Union Strategy Research Group (USRG)
Faced with fundamental transformations in the nature of work, the employment relationship and the strategies of governments and employers, unions are being forced to reinvent themselves. In Australia, as elsewhere, union leaders, labour activists and academic researchers are seeking to understand and mould the future of the union movement and its relationship with other social forces and communities. The USRG provides local and international studies of these questions and encourages studies of changes in employee representation, collective bargaining and labour organisation, strategy and ideology.
Previous Annual Lecture
- Speaker: Ged Kearney, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions
- Time & Date: 6pm, Thursday 18th November 2010
- Venue: Darlington Centre, University of Sydney (City Road)
Ged Kearney will speak about her vision for Australian unions and their role in the workplace, economy and society. Ged is the newly elected President of the ACTU and has been a leader and activist in Australian unions for many years. Most recently she was President of the Australian Nursing Federation, one of Australia's fastest growing unions. Ged is a trained nurse and worked for many years in Victoria public hospitals.