Green Left TV: Striking firefighters hose down NSW Parliament

June 24, 2012
Video: Striking firefighters hose down NSW Parliament (short clip). GreenLeftOnline/YouTube.

NSW firefighters held their first all-out strike in 56 years on June 21, 2012 to protest attacks on workers compensation rights by the O'Farrell Liberal-National state government. Firefighters sealed off Macquarie Street, Sydney, and hosed down Parliament House.

They won a partial victory in the form of an exemption of firefighters from the new laws severly restricting workers claims for workplace injuries. However, the fight continues for other workers in NSW. Video by Peter Boyle/GLTV.

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