Memorial Day 28.04.2015
GTLC joined ACV/GARDS to remember the victims of workrelated death, injury and sickness. Almost 50 workers have been killed this year - it is unknown how many have died through work related illness.
The tragedy of losing a family member in a workplace accident has far reaching consequences. Anne Murphy, GTLC Executive, recalled the heartbreaking impact of losing loved ones in workplace accidents. CLICK HERE to read Anne's story.
John Parker Memorial Award
John Parker, Secretary of the GTLC, has become the inaugural recipient of the Annual John Parker Award for Community Activism.
John has been Secretary of the GTLC for over 10 years and his commitment to workers and families has been unwavering. When taking the leadership role with the GTLC he adopted the principle of Community Unionism and has since advocated for social reform on behalf of workers in the Gippsland region. He has campaigned for a sustainable transition for workers in Gippsland as the region undergoes an economic restructure despite continuing changes to the political landscape.
Community is very important to John, as it is impossible to divorce the worker from the community or the family. Allison, John’s wife, was also recognised for the support that she has given both to John and to the GTLC.
2014 Recipient John Parker
2015 Recipient Howard Williams
2016 Recipients Dorothy Roberts & Marie Smith
‘Only when workers and the community stand together in solidarity can we achieve a society that is fair and just for all. Then, and only then, will we be able to live in peace and harmony with each other and the environment.’
Asbestos Awareness Day 2017
Asbestos Awareness Day 2017 was marked with a memorial service at Morwell Rose Garden. Hosted by the Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Support (GARDS). Educating about Asbestos hazards and remembering those who have passed from Asbestos related diseases.
GARDS do a fabulous job of educating the public about the importance of asbestos awareness.
Jobskills Expo 2017
The Gippsland Trades and Labour Council joined the CFMEU and AMWU at the JobSkills Expo 2017 at Lardner Park. The Expo, organised by Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN, was visited by several thousand young people from schools in the region. The Expo engages young people with “hands on” activities, advice and information about the various skills, jobs and industries that make up our regional workforce. It was a great opportunity for young people to find out about the GTLC and unions. We have also published a booklet, Work Your rights and responsibilities , which is a great teaching aid for young people about to enter the workforce. For Copies of these booklets please contact the GTLC.