The ASU's supreme governing body, National Conference, is set to meet in Melbourne from 17 to 19 November 2014 with the theme "unions shaping our society". Elected representatives of the ASU membership from all across Australia attend National Conference.
This year's National Conference theme, "unions shaping our society", is intended to capture the union movement's role in creating a better Australia through participation in community building with collective action. This occurs not just in workplaces and through industrial relations, which is of course our core area of activity, but also through involvement in broader debates. This year's "Bust the Budget" activism is one of many examples.
The National Conference agenda will reflect on unions' role in shaping a more civil society, with special focus from the Q&A session moderated by respected journalist and writer Chris Masters, the keynote speaker futurist Dr Keith Suter and our plenary sessions and workshops.
The biennial National Conference also gives the Union the opportunity to celebrate active members who make a difference through Life Membership and Delegate of the Year Awards. Without the dedication of members like these, the Union would struggle to advance our rights, let alone defend them.
For those not attending the Conference, you can follow developments via our social media and #asunion14: