QTU wins brace of NAIDOC awards
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 124 No 1, 15 February 2019, page no. 21
The QTU swept the board at the annual Queensland Council of Union NAIDOC awards. The Union took both trophies in the 2018 awards, which marked the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day of Celebration.
QCU NAIDOC Union Award – The QTU’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Project Officer – Membership Growth
Experienced Aboriginal activist and project leader Rachel Bos has been connecting and building networks with the Union’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander membership base. This visible project and the work that is being done in creating a culturally safe network has resulted in a feeling of safety around identifying and developing the strength and depth of the collective stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members.
Dr Robert (Uncle Bob) Anderson Award – Margi Malezer and Letitia Choppy
Margi and Letitia have been active participants in the QTU’s democratic structures and stalwarts of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander member committee, Gandu Jarjum. They have also put their names and messages to the Fair Funding Now! Voting is Deadly poster and to First Nation Workers Alliance materials and posters. It can be a challenge to be a unionist if you don’t see people like you in this space. Margi and Letitia are committed to ensuring that local voices, faces and stories are present in these national campaigns. They have both been active in connecting their communities and their communities of interest to the campaigns.
Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander member? Would you like to share your identity with your Union? Find more at https://www.qtu.asn.au/gj-identify