Your TWU joined the Australian Council of Trades Union (ACTU) and the Queensland Unions to rally against the Conservative Government’s Productivity inquiry into workplace relations.
‘So far the Productivity Commission has just called for cutting penalty rates and the minimum wage and making it easier to sack people and giving employers even more power over our lives,’ Branch Secretary Peter Biagini said.
Former TWU QLD Assistant Branch Secretary and newly elected ACTU Assistant National Secretary Scott Connolly addressed the crowd calling on the Goverrnment to listen to the concerns of workers, ‘We have had workers turning up to make their voices heard at these productivity commission inquiries across the country and I say to the government – ignore us at your peril.’
TWU Delegate Neil Metz addressed the crowd to tell his story.
‘We need this commission to think about the affect that their decisions will have on ordinary working people not about how to save the big end of town money,’ Neil said. ‘If they are going to attack our conditions we need to be ready to fight to protect them in to the future.’
‘As the Build a Better Future campaign gears up to protect our working conditions in the lead up to the next Federal Election members can be confident that we will be standing shoulder to shoulder with all unions.’ Peter said. ‘We are stronger when we stand together so this is my call out to all delegates, activists, members and their families to get involved and join the fight to protect our conditions and help to Build a Better Future.
WHAT’S THE CAMPAIGN ABOUT
Our living standards are what make Australia a great place to live and now they are under significant attack.
Union members in workplaces across Australia have voted to support a demand on all governments and our employers.
We want a different Australia, one where our living standards are protected.