Thanks to everyone who has supported the Jobs For Women Film project. Without your support, this film would not be possible!
National Executive Australian Workers Union, Jennie George, Culture Bank, Chips Mackinolty (artist), Sylvia Hale (former Greens MP), Paul Oboohov,
Linda Rubenstein, Louise Douglas, David Donaldson,
National Tertiary Education Union (NSW),
Tim Gooden (Geelong TLC secretary), Emma Kerin (NUW Communications Coordinator), HACSU Womens Committee & HACSU, ASU Women's Committee Victoria, NSW Teachers Federation, NSW branch and National body AMWU, Federal IEU, National branch ETU, National branch MUA, National body Australian Education Unions, Shop Distributive & Allied Employees Association National Office, AWU WA and Alcoa all-sites committee, CFMEU Victoria & NSW, ETU Victoria, MUA Victoria, Community Union, UK.
National Executive Australian Workers Union
These incredible and brave women fought against Australia’s most famous and most powerful company. They fought against all odds and they won.
The story of AWU members coming together to overcome discrimination is a true inspiration to any unionist who wants to change the world for the better.
As a Wollongong local, it shocks me to think that as recently as the 1980’s, my own mother would not have been able to work at the Port Kembla steelworks – a place where my grandfather and dad both worked. Generations of young women across Australia can thank this group of pioneers for their efforts in this historic campaign.
The AWU is proud of our involvement in this campaign and we are just as committed to seeing it come to the big screen. This incredible piece of history must be told in its entirety!
Please donate generously to make sure future unionists learn the story of these Women of Steel.” - Misha Zelinsky
Jennie George, former ACTU President and Labour MP
I would urge everybody who has the means, please donate to the making of this very important film. We can't afford for this struggle to be lost to our history. It will inspire the younger generation to learn more about our history, what we've achieved and not to take things for granted. These issues - sexual harassment, violence against women, unequal pay, the gender wage gap - we've still got a lot to do. This struggle attempted to break down some of those barriers to access for women to secure well paid jobs. It's a very important part of our history and you can make it happen by donating to the making of this very important movie for the future.
Emma Kerin, NUW Communications Coordinator
At a time when Neo-Liberal politics and corporate media drive anti-union & anti-solidarity agendas, it has never been more important for the stories of workers' struggle and progressive change to be told. In the ongoing campaign for equal rights, women of my generation have much we can learn from the Women of Steel. We thank them, for their courage and the coming feature film, as we stand with them to continue the fight.
Fred Moore, Wollongong union legend
The jobs for women struggle was one of the best things I've seen. We'd never seen women in a struggle like that... here was a group of women that took on themselves to go right into the front line of one of the most powerful and hard line companies in Australia, took them on and made them give them ground.
Jane Karslake, Women's Officer, Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities and Services Australian Services Union
The women of Wollongong made legal history winning important anti-discrimination precedents for all Australian women. 'Jobs for Women' is an inspirational community and union campaign that has lessons for us all, but particularly for the current and future generations of young women workers. The ASU women's committee is pleased that this story is being made into a film and wish the producers every success in their campaign to make the film!
Michael Thomson, Branch President, NTEU University of Sydney
This is a very important and inspiring story. One we should not allow to be forgotten. Working women fighting for jobs, taking on BHP, Bloody Huge Profits, and beating them back. Today as we fight the anti-worker, anti-women Abbott government there are many lessons we can take from this story to beat their attacks back.
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