Workers' rights and the pandemic crisis

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Stood-down workers are organising for their rights. Photo: Isaac Nellist

When

6:30pm Tuesday 17 August

Why

The federal and News South Wales state governments are using the COVID-19 pandemic to further attack workers' rights, jobs and conditions. The fight for pandemic leave, job security and the return of genuine income support are crucial for all workers. Join a panel of union activists who will outline the issues facing workers in essential sectors — including the public service, education, construction, health care and recreation facilities.

The federal and News South Wales state governments are using the COVID-19 pandemic to further attack workers' rights, jobs and conditions. The fight for pandemic leave, job security and the return of genuine income support are crucial for all workers. Join a panel of union activists who will outline the issues facing workers in essential sectors — including the public service, education, construction, health care and recreation facilities.

Zoe Davison, stood down Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre worker and United Workers Union (UWU) member.

Anabel Morales, NSW Public Services Association councillor, who represents the PSA/CPSU NSW on the State Public Services Federation, the national federation of state public sector unions.

Niko Leka, long-term refugee rights activist and member of the Socialist Alliance Newcastle. Recently elected to branch president of the Waratah mental health centre branch of the NSWNMA.

Facilitated by Dr. Janaka Biyanwila, Public Services Association member and retrenched TAFE worker. Janaka has a PHD in labor studies and has published two books about the global south. Member of Socialist Alliance Sydney.

on Zoom, Tuesday 17 August, hosted by Green Left, Socialist Alliance Sydney and Socialist Alliance Newcastle.

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