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What's On

  • Next delegates meeting Tuesday 5 February 5.30pm
  • 1st Wednesday of the month is the Electrical Trade Union Geelong Branch members meeting. Gheringhap St. Office at 5.00pm.
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month the Plumbers Union members meeting is 5.00pm at Geelong Trades Hall.
  • Last Wednesday of the month at 12 noon the CFMEU shop stewards meet at the CFMEU office on Fyans St.
  • Every Thursday night at 6.00pm. Geelong Trades Hall Choir rehearsal. All members welcome. 127 Myers Street. Geelong.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Trades Hall flys the flag with youth.

Year 7 to 9 student from around the region participated in last weeks Manufacturing and Technology Showcase. The idea was to show kids in early high school what some of the employment opportunities where out there. Student visited stalls set up at Gordon TAFE, Deakin Uni and the Ford Discovery Centre. We set up a badge making machine to simulate a stamping press and for some hands-on interaction while discussing jobs and the role of the unions.
Geelong Trades Hall discussed manufacturing jobs with the students and answered any questions about the rights at work and their expectations. In all between 400 and 500 local students went the the Showcase and made nearly 600 badges in over the three days.