Daily Archives: May 6, 2008

Union Solidarity threatened

Union SolidarityPetition


Defend Dave Kerin!

Don’t put this man in jail

Union Solidarity Coordinator Dave Kerin is now facing up to 6 months jail for supporting striking workers at Boeing.

The Australian Workplace Ombudsman has issued Dave with a “Notice to produce documents” in relation to the recent strike at Boeing.

Dave Dave Kerin at the Boeing Assemblyis being asked to supply a government agency with all information and documents concerning Union Solidarity, the AMWU and rank & file members by May 8. Basically Dave is being asked to “rat”, he wont.
Union Solidarity will not comply with laws and government agencies whose sole purpose is to prevent workers having the ability to strike and organise.

In the last election the Australian people voted overwhelming to get rid of anti-union laws, Union Solidarity operates within the spirit of that intention!

We are asking you to indicate your public support for Dave Kerin and Union Solidarity.
Please provide comments of support in the space below.
Defend Dave Kerin, P.O.Box 285 Carlton South 3053

Messages of support can be sent to: defenddave@unionsolidarity.org

or fill out the petition on the Union Solidarity Website:

Working Womens’ Centres

Heard about our Working Women’s Centres in South Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory being defunded by the Rudd Labor Government?

Not sure who we are and what we do?

Have a look at this.

Kevin Rudd said in his Australia 2020 address that:

‘We are committed to the protection of the family by advancing family friendly workplaces and better work-life balance.’

Also that:

‘We are committed to a principle of social solidarity that extends beyond private philanthropy to a public responsibility to protect the most vulnerable through a humane safety net for all Australians.’

A safety net on its own is not enough. Women require information, support and advocacy to address issues like sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, workplace bullying and exploitation and to advance work-life balance. This is what Working Women’s Centres do.

Thank you to everyone who has already leant their support.

Keep the pressure on – email the Prime Minister via his site: http://www.pm.gov.au/contact/index.cfm

and the Deputy Prime Minister at Julia.Gillard.MP@aph.gov.au

and tell them you want to see real commitment to working women not just words.