Cairns, North Queensland and Torres Strait gearing up for Labour Day this Sunday

Posted May 2, 2014 by Together Queensland

The union of public sector and clerical workers is gearing up for a massive Labour Day gathering at Cairns opposite the Cairns Base Hospital this Sunday (May 4, 2014).

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

“This Government has continually attacked workers’ rights and public services, we are standing up for both.”

Together organiser Kevin O’Sullivan said today, “We are expecting good support this Labour Day particularly given the anger that’s still burning about job cutting and services

cutting across our Cairns and northern communities.

“This Labour Day we are standing up for jobs, we are standing our ground for services for families in Cairns, North Queensland and across the Torres Strait.”

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.

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.

Labour Day events are being conducted across 13 Queensland centres including Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emu Park, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Mackay, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Thursday Island, Toowoomba and Townsville.

At Cairns, this year’s Labour Day march assembles from 9.30am, stepping off at 10am with Family Fun from 11am at the Esplanade, opposite Cairns Base Hospital.

Interviews are available at Cairns this Friday.


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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