GEELONG — Workers at Geelong Wool Combing (GWC) are maintaining their 24-hour picket outside the gates of their employer. The 110 workers have been overwhelmed by the level of support they have received from the community.
Adrian Van Doren, workplace delegate for the Textile Clothing and Footwear Union (TCFUA), told Green Left Weekly that the workers were locked out on April 28. "We've been here all this time and if it hadn't been for the support from our union and all the other great unions, who knows what would have happened?"
Photos from the #StopAdani week of frontline action. Visit the Green Left blog for full story.
Thousands of unionists march against cuts to penalty rates and reintroduction of the ABCC
* Ros McLennan (General Secretary of QCU)
* Peter Ong (ETU state secretary)
Thousands of people, especially young people came out for the Pride march in Melbourne on 29 January.
A first nations contingent led the march followed by a diversity of community groups from high schools to unions.
Over 1000 people marched in heavy rain in Brisbane as part of the marriage equality national weekend of action.
Green Left Weekly speaks to Joel Gilmore about the March for Science in Brisbane.
Hundreds rallied and marched through the streets of Brisbane on February 3 to join the global protests against the agenda of incoming US president Donald Trump.
Speakers included: Aboriginal elder Uncle Sam Watson, Queensland Council of Unions secretary Ros McLennan, human rights activist Rema Flihan, Kamala Emanuel from the Socialist Alliance and Tim Arnot from Socialist Alternative.
The march was vibrant and included a sit-in at a busy intersection.
Other rallies are taking place around the country.
Child care workers walked off the job at 3:20pm today to highlight the gender pay gap and to demand a fair pay rise. United Voice Queensland led the action involving workers from 20 child care centres in Queensland and 90 Australia wide.
Interview with Linda Revill (United Voice organiser). Also featured was Sharon Caddie (United Voice) reading a resolution calling on the federal government to fund a pay increase for child care workers.