Lunchtime Rally - This Friday 14 May - Respect at Work

Posted on May 10, 2021

On Labour Day weekend we certainly sent a clear message to politicians and the broader community that Respect at Work is an issue that needs to be taken seriously and we want to see real action on it now. We want to see better laws and safer workplaces.

Your efforts so far have made a big difference but we need to continue to keep up the pressure. This week the federal budget comes down and we want to keep our message in the news.

This Friday, 14 May, Together members in Brisbane will be rallying alongside other unions and community groups in front of Senator Amanda Stoker’s office in the Brisbane CBD. It’s outside Waterfront Place – on Eagle Street Pier.

Senator Stoker is the Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General and Assistant Minister for Women. Scott Morrison has given Senator Stoker the responsibility to implement the 55 recommendations in the Respect@work national report on sexual harassment. Unfortunately despite repeated requests for a meeting with Queensland Unions Senator Stoker has not responded, so we are taking our message to her office, and to the public. It’s important to keep the pressure on and momentum going. We know emails and letters often need visible action to keep things going – this is what Friday is.

Please come down during your lunch break and join us.

We need to send a clear message to the federal government that they have been delaying this process for too long. We have the state government moving on their commitments, Senator Stoker and the Prime Minister must do it too.

Come to the rally in front of Senator Stoker’s office (Commonwealth Place, Eagle Street, Brisbane CBD) next Friday, May 14 at 12:00PM.

Let’s continue to fight for change, together.

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