We Are Union Pride Launch

04 May 2018

Terri Butler MP congratulates Victorian Trades Hall on the launch of We Are Union Pride.

“LGBTIQA+ issues have always been union issues,” Terri Butler said.

“From the BLF striking in solidarity with a queer student who was expelled from Robert Menzies College at Macquarie University in the 70s, to unions campaigning for marriage equality during last year’s postal survey, the labour movement has fought for liberation and to end discrimination.

“Now that Australia has marriage equality, I have no doubt We Are Union Pride will continue to fight, pushing for real workplace equality, security, and safety for all LGBTIQA+ people.

“I congratulate all the LGBTIQA+ unionists who have worked to make this happen, and commend Victorian Trades Hall for taking up this initiative,” Terri Butler said.

Ms Butler will be attending the launch party for We Are Union Pride this evening in Melbourne.

FRIDAY, 4 MAY 2018