BRINGING THE UNION MOVEMENT TO VICTORIAN SCHOOLS
What is the Clara Weekes project?
The Clara Weekes Project aims to educate students about their rights at
work and about the values of unionism.
Whether schools are looking for guest speakers for economics or legal
studies subjects, or are preparing students for work experience, the Clara
Weekes Project can provide an interesting, well-resourced and interactive
session on young peoples’ rights at work.
Young union officials are available to visit schools and deliver
presentations, targeted at students from Year 9 upward, on:
Schools are also invited to visit Trades Hall, and learn about the history of Australia's union movement through a tour of our heritage building; the oldest Trade Union building in the world.
Who is Clara Weekes?
The program is named in honour of Clara Weekes, a teacher born in 1855
who was Secretary and President of the Victorian Lady Teachers’ Association for
a period of over 20 years, working to improve the conditions of women teachers.
Clara Weekes went on to be involved in the Victorian Women’s Suffrage Society
and the Women’s Temperance Union.
Arrange a visit to your school
To arrange a Clara Weekes Project school visit, please contact the VTHC
Youth Organiser Kara Hadgraft on 03 9659 3511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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We respectfully acknowledge that Trades Hall stands on the lands of the Wurundjeri people,
traditional owners and continuing custodians of this land.
TRADES & LABOUR COUNCIL
BENDIGO TRADES HALL COUNCIL
GEELONG TRADES HALL COUNCIL
GIPPSLAND TRADES &
LABOUR COUNCIL INC.
GOULBURN VALLEY TRADES &
NORTH-EAST BORDER TRADES
& LABOUR COUNCIL
SOUTH-WEST TRADES &
SUNRAYSIA TRADES &
VICTORIAN REGIONAL TRADES & LABOUR COUNCILS ASSOCIATION
(03) 9659 3511
(03) 9663 2127
Victorian Trades Hall Council
Ground Floor, Old Building, Trades Hall,
Cnr. Victoria & Lygon Streets, Carlton South, VIC 3053
54 Victoria Street, Carlton South VIC 3053