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Shara Teo

My formative experience with community organising was through the union movement.

I started out as an organiser at the National Union of Workers and am now coordinating several teams of organisers at the United Workers Union. The team organises across a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, call centres and animal attendants.

I am passionate about creating a vibrant and militant union movement, one which can bring about change not just on industrial matters, but also on wider issues of social justice. I believe that through deep organising within workplaces and the wider community, working people can take collective action and win on these issues.
As a woman from a migrant background, I am also a firm believer in diversity and intersectionality as the bedrock of
any strong social movement. A successful movement must be representative, and as organisers, we must bridge the gap
between different communities and bring them into the fold.