12th May 2008: Union Members are advised that the Maritime Union of Australia will be holding a gathering
at the Wynnum-Manly Vikings Football Club
on Saturday 24th May
between 10:00am and 3:00pm
to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 1998 Patrick’s dispute.
MUA National Secretary Mr. Paddy Crumlin will be a special guest speaker at the event, and there’ll also be rides and entertainment for children, a BBQ and refreshments on hand, as well as DVDs recording the highlights of possibly the most momentous union dispute of recent history.
Qld power industry day of action on Wednesday 14th May 2008
with thanks to ASU-Queensland Services Branch
Members employed by Ergon, Energex and Powerlink will be holding a 24-hour strike from 6:00am this coming Wednesday 14th May 2008 to 6:00am the next morning.
The purpose of the strike was to alert the power companies and the State Government (their owner) that their current offer of a 4.3% wage increase is unacceptable (the State’s own CPI is 4.8%!) and that attempts to reduce safety are equally unacceptable.
Rallies were held at a number of key locations around Queensland during the strike, and you can obtain a brochure outlining when and where these rallies will be held by clicking here.
Further up to date information can be found at the ASU Queensland Services Branch website or by contacting the Branch direct (see below).
Name : Jennifer Earl
Telephone : 07 3844 5300
WWW : http://www.asuqld.asn.au/