Changes to Industrial Relations in Australia
How are the new industrial relations, individual contracting
and welfare to work environments impacting on you, your friends,
family and your community?
Share your stories of change in a project collecting
and documenting these experiences.
Over recent months the Social Action Office (SAO) of
the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes, Queensland has
consulted with people involved in employment and welfare services,
church and community based organisations, unions and employers. These
consultations have informed the development of a community
The Social Action Office now invites
people and organisations to participate in the
“the patchWORK project”.
How can you participate?
- By participating in a 2 hour co-learning workshop of story
sharing and recording in your organisation, group or workplace
or by joining the workshops being scheduled by SAO.
- By simply reflecting on and writing up a short story of change
using the patchWORK
story form and sending it back to SAO.
- By forwarding this on to other people and/or organisations
who may be interested in participating.
If you want more detailed information
on the project and its methodology or wish to consider a workshop,
Ballard or phone her on (07) 3891 5866. Please
feel free to copy and distribute the patchWORK
Who can participate?
Anyone who has, or who has family, friends or
colleagues who have, experienced a change in their work/life
that may be related to the changes in the IR, individual contracting
and welfare to work environments. You may be:
- a member or worker in a community based organisation – willing
to assist in putting on a workshop for people who access your
- a manager or staff of a human services organisation whose
staff are at the coalface implementing government employment
and welfare policies or someone who accesses the services
of such organisations
- a worker - anywhere
- a union member or rep
- an employer with a story of change from that perspective
- a member of a faith based social justice group
- a parent (on behalf of a young person).
The Social Action Office is involved in policy
advocacy work around social and environmental justice issues.
For more information please contact Angela Ballard at email@example.com or
phone (07) 3891 5866.
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