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Rally in defence of Bob Carnegie!

On Monday 11 February 2013 Bob Carnegie will be appearing in the Federal Defend BobMagistrates Court in Brisbane on 54 charges of criminal contempt arising from his role as community leader of the 9-week strike at the Queensland Children’s Hospital construction site in August-October last year.

Construction company AbiGroup, part of the giant Lend Lease group, has brought these charges against Bob in a blatant attempt to victimise anyone lending support to trade unions in disputes with employers. These charges are a clear threat to any community activist.

THE BOB CARNEGIE DEFENCE CAMPAIGN CALLS ON ALL SUPPORTERS OF TRADE UNIONS AND WORKERS’ RIGHTS TO RALLY IN SUPPORT OF BOB AS HE FACES COURT.

Bob’s case is scheduled for 9.30am so people are urged to be outside the Magistrates Court by 8.30am sharp to hear Bob and others (details TBA) speak about the charges he faces and the significance of his case to all those who fight for social justice. The Federal Magistrates Court is in North Quay

TOUCH ONE, TOUCH ALL – BOB STOOD UP FOR US, NOW IT’S OUR TURN TO STAND UP FOR BOB!
for more information see http://bobcarnegiedefence.wordpress.com/

Please be sure to invite your friends to this event and share on Facebook!

5 responses to “Rally in defence of Bob Carnegie!

  1. I attended the Search Conference in Sydney .
    Speaker from SYRIA very interesting – I hope a film of his speech will come out.
    Here is Search conference statement that I and those attending support – please discuss – http://www.search.org.au/archives/3579

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  2. Workers' Liberty (Australia)

    Workers’ Liberty (Australia) # 58, April 2013, calls for support for the campaign against the vindictive charges brought by construction company Abigroup against Bob Carnegie for his role in the Queensland Children’s Hospital construction site dispute of August-Oçtober 2012.

    It surveys the political situation in Australia, and concludes soberly that this is “a time for educating and organising”.

    It welcomes the merger of the RSP into Socialist Alternative and the new openness to unity on the Australian activist left, but warns of some pitfalls.

    It assesses the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt, and the record of Hugo Chavez… read more http://www.workersliberty.org/system/files/wl58.pdf

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  3. The boy attorney puts on his hard hat

    How is Bob Carnegie supposed to get a fair trial with this hype from the Attorney General? It was Lend Lease who stepped outside the industrial relations system in the first place by insisting that AbiGroup refuse to sign an EBA with workers at the Queensland Children’s Hospital site (QCH).

    Media Statements
    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie
    Monday, March 04, 2013
    Feedback sought on construction code guidelines

    The Newman Government wants feedback on guidelines for the building and construction code of practice to prevent unnecessary time delays and cost blow-outs on major infrastructure projects.

    Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie said he was concerned by ABS statistics for the September quarter which showed Queensland industrial action accounted for 46 per cent of working days lost to disputes in the country.

    “To have almost half of all action coming from Queensland is extremely worrying but when you look at incidents like last year’s Children’s Hospital dispute, it is not surprising,” Mr Bleijie said.

    “That dispute alone accounted for an estimated 15,000 work days lost between August and October last year and cost the State Government an estimated $7.4 million.

    “Queenslanders shouldn’t have their hard-earned taxpayer dollars wasted on disruptions to vital projects because of union militancy… read more at http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2013/3/4/feedback-sought-on-construction-code-guidelines

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  4. Pingback: Hands off Bob! Defend the right to organise! | Workers Bush Telegraph

  5. Mass Murdoch report

    by: MICHAEL McKENNA
    From: The Australian
    February 11, 2013 12:00AM

    A VETERAN unionist is facing more than 50 charges over protests at the $1.4 billion Queensland Children’s Hospital building site last year during a two month-long dispute with Lend Lease subsidiary Abigroup.

    The construction company has filed an application in the Federal Magistrates Court for Bob Carnegie to “be punished” for allegedly breaching court orders banning him from involvement in any industrial action at the site. Read more … Industrial activist Bob Carnegie facing 50 charges

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