2 March 2015     No. 4-15

National Day of Action

On Wednesday 4 March there will be a National Day of Action to protest against the ongoing attacks on the living and working conditions of all Australians.

QTU members are asked to participate by attending an after school rally if one is being held in your area (www.standforqld.com.au/march4), or attending a workplace meeting to vote on the following motions:

THAT QTU members at (Workplace name) endorse the ACTU campaign to protect the living and working conditions of all Australians.

THAT QTU members at (Workplace) call on the newly elected Premier to publicly restate her commitment to make a submission to the Productivity Commission Review that unequivocally supports the status quo in relation to weekend rates and the minimum wage, and to build momentum for an alternative vision for a fairer civil society.

A Productivity Commission review of your rights at work could see cuts to penalty rates, the abolition of the minimum wage, the return of unfair individual contracts and more power to employers at the expense of workers.

The federal government is attempting to attack living standards by:

  • cutting wages, conditions and rights at work
  • slashing Medicare and hiking up the rate to see a doctor
  • introducing $100,000 university degrees
  • cutting the ABC and our public services
  • cutting the pension and superannuation
  • implementing harsh changes to unemployment benefits
  • cutting community services that support our most vulnerable.

You can stand up with and for your friends, neighbours and co-workers by attending a workplace meeting on Wednesday and considering the above motions.

You and your colleagues can also support the campaign by photographing yourself with an “I’m Marching 4 ……………” sign. Choose from the menu or choose your own issue and send it to web@qtu.asn.au for posting on the QTU website or the QTU Facebook. You might want to also share it on social media using #March4.

Authorised by Graham Moloney, General Secretary, Queensland Teachers' Union,
21 Graham St, Milton Q 4064