Gearing up for Labour Day in Mackay this Sunday

Posted May 2, 2014 by Together Queensland

The union of public sector and clerical workers is gearing up for a Labour Day gathering in Mackay this Sunday (May 4, 2014).

Together Secretary Alex Scott said, “Workers are standing up for their rights.

“The Newman Government has continually attacked workers’ rights and services to our community, with the Abbott Government now following suit, Together members are standing up against dangerous cuts and unfair treatment.”

Together Central organiser Dolph Lossberg said, “This Labour Day we are standing our ground, we are standing up for jobs and public services for Mackay families.

“Here at Mackay what we are hearing is that people are angry about the government’s ongoing lack of support for our local community.”

While the Newman Government moved the official Labour Day holiday to the second half of the year, the community will be celebrating the day in May.

One of the first May Day/Labour Day marches in Australia occurred on May 1, 1891 at Queensland, where more than 1000 people marched with banners.

At Mackay this Sunday, marchers will gather at 9:45am at the corner of River & Gregory Streets, followed by Family Fun from 10:30am at Queens Park, Goldsmith Street, Mackay.

Interviews are available at Mackay this Friday.

 


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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