Support the Union movement on Labour Day by participating in your local celebrations this weekend.
It doesn’t matter what line of work you’re in, fairness is key. That’s why unions have been fighting for a fair go for truck drivers which should now mean safer roads for all of us to drive on – be it to work, school or home.
Unions have recently ensured transport companies must pay truckies safe rates so they don’t have to take risks on the road just to make a living.
Unions have also successfully advocated for better pay for 150,000 employees in the community services sector, so these workers can continue their crucial role in our society.
Achievements like these show how unions are working for a better life for their members and the wider Australian community.
That’s why unions are fighting for a fair go through campaigns like Secure Jobs Better Future.
Today almost half of all Australians with a job are in casual or insecure employment, with no career path, no financial security, and no job security to plan for the future. It’s not fair and it’s not good for our economy.
Workers of all ages are disadvantaged from the shift towards more insecure and non-permanent forms of work. This campaign is about a decent future for us and our kids.
A ‘fair go’ is something that we all value highly. It is part of our way of life. It’s central to why unions were formed, and why unions have also achieved much for wider society.
We can thank unions for delivering:
- Superannuation for a more secure retirement
- Decent incomes and rights at work
- Paid maternity leave for young families
- Laws for safer and healthier workplaces
These are things Queenslanders and their unions will not give away lightly.
Marching on Labour Day in your local centre is your chance to show you support unions and the ‘fair go’.
From Cairns to Coolangatta, Brisbane to Barcaldine, Queenslanders and their families will be marching with you in support of the ground we’ve made in seeking fairness for us all.