Ariah, Ezra, and Hannah take home Emma Miller award
ETU Members and incredible unionists Ariah Goodluck, Ezra Finch, and Hannah Watts were recognised as Emma Miller awardees this week. Emma Miller was a unionist and activist for workers' and women's rights in the 20th century, and had strong ties to Brisbane, where she famously led a group of protestors through what is now the Brisbane CBD, and legend has it, she poked a police horse with her hat pin. Emma Miller contributed to significant social and political change in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Emma Miler awards came about in 1997, and recognise the achievements of women who have contributed significantly in their union.
Our three awardees, Ariah, Ezra, and Hannah, created the Queensland Sparkettes in 2017, a group for women working in the electrical trade. All three women have contributed greatly to our union in a multitude of ways, and can be described as determined, passionate, and staunch advocates for women and workers.