ACTU Bushfire Appeal


For months we have witnessed the devastation caused by the fires across our Nation. We are inundated with photo’s of the blackened bones of houses via our televisions, social media and news outlets. We witness grief as countless years and even generations of work is destroyed beyond recognition. Homes, places of work, sentimental objects, pets, wildlife and once rich fauna. We all know what grief is and we share it with our fellow Australians suffering right now.

Many of our Union colleagues have suffered this incredible loss. Loss of their belongings, but also wages. The ACTU has rallied to help support them.

“Union members losing income as a result need the support of the union movement – to ensure that they, their families and communities, can get back on their feet as soon as possible. But the current system of income support for those affected is wholly inadequate. It is not designed for a crisis of this scale.

The best way we can assist our fellow union members is by donating money to the ACTU Bushfire Relief fund, which has been established to especially provide support to union members who may need support beyond that available generally. All proceeds raised will go the affected union members” says Sally McManus.

If you can help in any way, we encourage you to give as generously as you are able.

“At times like this, the compassion, hard work and solidarity expressed by everyday people is what will bring us through this fire crisis.” – Sally McManus.