South East Queensland Union of Renters

We are building a housing union for everyone’s right to a SEQUR home.

Building collective power to win
The South-East Queensland Union of Renters (SEQUR), is an organisation of committed community members who believe that the balance of forces currently sits too far in the favour of landlords and real estates industry and that for renters to counter this we must organise ourselves together in a union, to leverage our collective strength. Our collective strength is the best defence that we have in the face of evictions, rising rents & dodgy real estate practices.
Sovereignty was never ceded // Strength through solidarity
SEQUR organises across the breadth of South East Queensland across a multiple First Nations countries. We organise on stolen land and sovereignty was never ceded. We seek to build relationships of solidarity between First Nations struggles, and the struggles for secure and safe housing. This solidarity extends to all struggles of the oppressed and exploited. Solidarity between struggles provides us with our greatest strength and must be actively encouraged.
Spend our power on the direct struggle
SEQUR as an organisation believes in direct struggle, and rejects using its energy to achieve change through elections, or the actions of a politician or party. Instead we seek to build the power of renters and their communities at the level of the community itself, and to directly struggle against landlords and real estates on our own terms. We support reforms in the realm of housing and renting, but believe rather than diverting our energy away from struggle to the realm of reforms, reforms will occur through the expansion of direct struggle.
Governed by participatory democracy
SEQUR is a directly democratic & participatory organisation. To facilitate this, SEQUR is a dues-paying organisation and requires members to participate in leading their own struggles, and showing solidarity in the struggles of their fellow members. Our strength is in our numbers and our capacity for collective action, meaning all members are encouraged to actively participate in the life of the union as much as their capacity allows.
Enforce the right to housing for all // End commodification of housing
SEQUR seeks to create a space in which we can come together to defend and enforce our right to dignified housing. We believe housing is a human right, and as such should cease to be treated as a commodity. From this SEQUR fights for an end to homelessness and for community control of housing by building community power.

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Get in contact if you are interested in signing up as a member of SEQUR, or if you have any inquiries. SEQUR is a directly democratic member-run union, which means that our members are the lifeblood of the union. Get involved and get organising today!