UQ NTEU branch supports Bob Carnegie and QCH workers

Motion passed today at the University of Queensland branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)

Please feel free to use this motion, suitably adapted, in your own union branch.

Tom Bramble

“That the UQ branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU):

*condemns Abigroup for mounting a serious legal attack on community activist Bob Carnegie in relation to his role in the recent 9-week dispute at the Queensland Children’s Hospital

*offers its support to Bob Carnegie

*sends a representative from the NTEU to the Defence campaign organising committee meeting next Monday 22 October

*publicises Bob’s case and the QCH workers’ benefit concert on 27 October among NTEU members

*supports the raising of funds for the QCH workers’ relief fund to help pay for the backlog of bills accumulated during the QCH dispute

*calls on the Gillard Government to repeal the clauses in the Fair Work legislation that allow employers to take out injunctions against trade union officials and community activists assisting workers during industrial disputes.”

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