Rallies against Qld Government

Qld Teacher Union rally on Tuesday 21 August
Qld Uncut rally Thursday 23rd August (Social services organisations campaign)
Combined Unions rally (will be very large!!) Wednesday 12th September.

also info below on activities in other parts of Qld
[Thanks Ross and Jim]

[Editor’s Note: this material is from Qld Council of Unions]

‘Stand for Queensland’ State-wide Community Day of Action
The Stand for Queensland State-wide Community Day of Action is fast approaching.

Attached are the following resources for promoting the Day of Action:

  • PDF flyer promoting the Brisbane event;
  • A word flyer that you can edit and add details of workplace events;
  • An order form where you can directly order merchandise for the Day of Action or for promoting the campaign through your membership.

Please Note: to ensure delivery by 12 September 2012, orders must be received by 21 August 2012

Click below to go to the website (currently still Charter badged but to be refreshed with new branding by 29 August 2012) to access flyers containing details about regional events.

Brisbane Day of Action flyer http://charterforqld.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/DAY-OF-ACTION-4-pdf.pdf

Toowoomba Day of Action flyerhttp://charterforqld.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Toowoomba-Day-of-Action.pdf

Mackay Day of Action flyerhttp://charterforqld.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Mackay-Day-of-Action.pdf

Townsville Day of Action flyerhttp://charterforqld.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/DAY-OF-ACTION-Townsville-12-9-12.pdf

Mackay and Moranbah Week of Action
The Mackay and Moranbah Week of Action is confirmed for 22—26 October 2012.

A draft schedule of events will be released shortly, however key activities will occur as follows:

10 October Mackay and Moranbah Delegates Preparation Session
22 October- evening QCU Branch meeting and Delegates Welcome function
23 October QCU Executive meeting
24 October workplace events
25 October Moranbah (optional)
26 October Mackay and Moranbah Delegates debrief

Please find attached an enrolment form for Mackay and Moranbah delegates to attend the preparation session on 10 October 2012. Please note: the return date for enrolment is 28 September 2012

This event is critically important to ensure delegates have a plan to strengthen their union during the Week of Action.

2012 State Wage Case
On 16 August 2012 the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission handed down its decision in the 2012 State Wage Case. The commission awarded an increase of 2.9% or $20.50 per week, whichever is the greater.

This decision which also increases allowances by 2.9% is the same as the increase awarded by Fair work Australia in the 2012 Annual Wage Review.

The increase lifts the Queensland Minimum Wage to $630.70 per week which remains ahead of the Federal Minimum Wage of $606.40.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Many affiliates are calling on all members to show their support for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The NDIS is a ground-breaking reform to make a real improvement to the lives of people with a disability, their families and their carers. It is the sort of health reform that should have been passed many years ago.

Premier Newman recently commented that Queensland cannot afford the NDIS trial. Yet his own June 2012 Treasury booklet describes Queenslands economic position as one of relative financial strength compared with other Australian states.

Please take the time to follow the link below to join the campaign which calls upon Premier Newman to urgently reassess the state governments funding commitments, to immediately place disability support as the states highest priority.

Click here to show your support for the NDIS.

Whats on in the next Fortnight?

23 August
Uncut Rally Stop the Cuts March on Parliament 5.00pm
Meet King George Square and March to Parliament, George Street

21 August
QTU EB7 Rally 5.00pm Parliament House, George St, Brisbane


29 August
QCU Stand for Queensland Workers Compensation Campaign Launch 11am Level 2 TLC Building

12 September
Stand for Queensland State-wide Community Day of Action

19 September
Queensland Asbestos Related Disease Support Society Charity Race Day @ Doomben Racecourse

5 October
APHEDA Trivia Night

19 October
Emma Miller Awards Night

22-26 October
Mackay and Moranbah Communities Stand for Queensland Week

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DAY OF ACTION Brisbane pdf.pdf

EB7 Rally21Aug2012FINAL.pdf

stop the cuts rally 23.8.12.pdf

3 thoughts on “Rallies against Qld Government

  1. Top - down decision making says:

    Video of QCU delegates meeting in opposition to job cuts is @ http://events.knowledgevision.com/staging/qcu_combined_delegates.html

    In the video you can see a call for industrial action – moved by Sarah at [1:00:18] – the motion was briefly discussed by the chairperson and John Battams (QCU President), the chairperson then accepted and put the motion to the delegates.

    As you can see this was at end of meeting, there was no discussion called for nor any attempt to have a debate of how delegates could organise the campaign against job and community sector cuts. The decision making is top-down with the QCU president asking delegates to endorse a 1,000 day campaign without discussion of strategy or aims. Are the aims industrial? Or are they merely political?

    The chairperson then closed the meeting.

    The most important part of organising against the government was put to the meeting at the very end and then delegates were asked to leave … the QCU president had just said that they wanted a 1,000 day campaign (code for till the next election).

    How many jobs will have been lost, how many community organisations and services cut by then?

    And would a Labor government do it any different, tell the world that Queensland is the smart state while they sell our most important public asset — Queensland Rail.

    The campaign will have to be an extra-parliamentary campaign not one directed at the parliament.

    Ian Curr
    21 August 2012

  2. Teachers Parliament House Rally, Tuesday 21 August 2012 says:

    EB7 rally
    Parliament House, George St, Brisbane
    Tuesday 21 August, 5pm

    If you haven’t been before, talk to your Union Rep or local organiser about transport options or maybe even help organise a group from your school.

    Authorised by Graham Moloney, General Secretary, Queensland Teachers’ Union, 21 Graham St, Milton Qld 4064
    More information http://www.qtu.asn.au/eb7

    Teaching conditions = learning conditions

    This is the last chance to tell the LNP slash and burn Government that your conditions are not for sale before it brings down its first budget.

    You are invited to join your colleagues at the next
    QTU members, friends and family

  3. It’s difficult to find well-informed people for this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking
    about! Thanks

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