Baillieu's attacks on workers: construction workers, teachers, firefighters, nurses . . . Who's next?
Tim Gooden (secretary, Geelong Trades Hall)
Luke Hilakari (campaigns officer, Victorian Trades Hall council)
Wednesday, September 19, 6:30pm (meal from 6pm). Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, City. (opposite RMIT). When construction workers were in dispute with building giant Grocon, the Baillieu government threw its weight behind Grocon which had breached an agreement with the union. 500 or more police were mobilised on a daily basis to blockade the Grocon builiding site in central Melbourne. They violently attacked a peaceful industrial protest on August 22. Then the Baillieu government joined the Grocon legal action against the union.
This follows on from threats against the nurses earlier this year, the axing of thousands of public sector workers, massive budget cuts to services and a below-inflation 2.5% cap on pay increases. The Firefighters are facing the loss of $60 million in funds from the fire services and teachers are facing a challenging battle to stop the TAFE cuts and win a new EBA. Organised by Socialist Alliance. For more info ph 9639 8622.