End the war on health workers

Posted on December 4, 2014

On the weekend, health workers and the community changed the government in Victoria. In one of their first acts the new Government announced it would “end the war on wages”.

The Victorian election has sent a strong message that when workers stick together and amplify their message, we win. And this sends a great message for our campaign that is building momentum still.

Here in Queensland, Campbell Newman’s war on your wages rages on, a war that has already ripped thousands of dollars out of the pockets of people like you in health.

Congratulations on joining with other health workers to send a message that fair pay for the people keeping our health services running matters. You've stood up, rallied and are making it clear to the government that they need to listen to you - instead of more taxpayer funded advertisements.

Can we count on you to turn the tables by turning out  for doorknocking &/or  phone activities?


Mansfield - 1:30pm, Saturday 6 December, Brushbox Park, 172 Lumley Street, Upper Mount Gravatt - RSVP Here. 

Mount Coot-tha - 10:30am, Sunday 7 December, Bowman Park, 247 Simpsons Road, Bardon, RSVP here. 

Phone activities for those not in Brisbane Metro

This will be a chance to share your story and your concerns with voters in key marginal electorates in Brisbane.

Click here to pick up the phone on Tuesday 9 December from 6pm- 7:30pm

Click here to pick up the phone on Wednesday 10 December from 6pm - 7:30pm

You will get a briefing on how it works, at the park for doorknocking or for the phone activity a pre activity briefing via phone. Those who participated previously had a positive experience in their interactions. 

This is a chance for you to help cut through the spin and share your story, we cannot match the millions of dollars in taxpayer money the government in spending on advertising, but we have something far more powerful – you.

You have the power, and starting next week it’s a power you can use.

Campbell Newman has the power to deliver fair pay, to move from just words to making it real. Just this week he repeated the line that he had delivered inflation wage offers when his government has done everything it can to push wages down - “My government has always put pay offers of at least CPI on the table to hard-working nurses, doctors, teachers, firefighters, all public sector workers.”

You can only ask - Why would you say one thing and do another?

Every day you keep your promises, you deliver services that Queenslanders rely on, you deserve fair pay. Your story is worth sharing either by doorknocking or on the phone.

It's a great chance for you to be heard once more. 

1800 177 244