A ‘flash mob’ style protest against Indigenous wage discrimination takes social media by storm

Date Published: 12/08/2016 Category: News

About 100 people attended the ‪#‎WageJusticeNow‬ protest, an ‘art-installation’ action organised in Darwin by the Australian Council of Trade Unions on Monday.   By NITV Staff Writer Source: NITV News 15 AUG 2016 – 4:18 PM  UPDATED 16 AUG 2016 – 4:21 PM   Event organizer Kara Keys told NITV the action was “against the Community Development Program”, an Indigenous-specific Work…

ACTU slams remote work-for-the-dole scheme

Date Published: 08/08/2016 Category: News

Unions will take a new campaign against a work-for-the-dole prog­ram for indigenous people to the “grassroots” of impoverished ­remote communities without ­offering an alternative plan. This week, the ACTU’s national executive adopted a policy to work for the axing of the ­Com­munity Development ­Prog­ram after branding the ­so-called make-work initiative oppres­sive and discriminatory, as it…

Proud to be Indigenous – Nathan Brennan

Date Published: 05/02/2014 Category: Blog Post

Proud to be Indigenous!!! Introduction This blog highlights a few stories of my journey as a proud Aboriginal man. I love stories, stories are an important part of Aboriginal life, passing down laws, knowledge and ensuring a spiritual and physical connection to Gunni Thukkun (mother earth). I believe no one has the right to dismiss…

Pearl Diving – a dark history

Date Published: 03/02/2014 Category: Blog Post

From 1862-68, local Aborigines worked ‘dry shelling’ without wages, collecting oysters in the shallow waters of Shark Bay. Within three years, the supply was so low that larger boats were sent out two kilometres off shore to collect oysters in deep water. Six to eight Aboriginal men and women in a boat would ‘naked dive’…

Membership Explained

Date Published: 03/02/2014 Category: General Information

Become a member of FNWA and have your voice heard where it counts. You can become a member one of four ways through our easy to use member portal. Membership is free to all existing ACTU Indigenous members. Its $26 flat annual fee for Indigenous workers who are non ACTU members. If you re non Indigenous…

How to join FNWA

Date Published: 03/02/2014 Category: General Information

It’s easy to become a First Nations Workers’ Alliance member – you just choose from one of the four memberships, fill in your details and make payment if necessary.