The Women In Male Dominated Industries Conference (WIMDOI) was held on 7th November at the Australian Services Union offices Adelaide. The Conference was hosted by the ACTU with keynote speakers Ged Kearney, President ACTU and academic and activist Professor Barbara Pocock from the University of South Australia.
The Conference focused on skills development for women activists in male dominated industries and occupations, including workplace organising and campaigning. It provides an opportunity for women in male dominated industries to network and develop ongoing support structures.
Conference delegates came from a wide range of male dominated industries including the energy, timber, mining, transport, vehicle, maritime, emergency services, meat, paint, metal and manufacturing sectors.
Participants held a variety of occupations including electricians, plumbers, police, butchers and meat process workers, boiler makers, rail workers, metal workers, transport drivers, vehicle and ship builders, miners, drag line operators, open cut examiners waterside workers and a number of apprentices.
Produced by Jamie McMechan & Mich-Elle Myers from the Maritime Union of Australia.
Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU)
Australian Workers Union (AWU)
Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU)
Electrical Trades Union (ETU)
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)
Public Service Association of NSW
Unions NSW (Unions NSW)
Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)