Wednesday 16th November 2005
Unions throughout Australia will hold a National Day of Community Protest to protect the rights of workers on15 November. It is anticipated the day will be Australia’s biggest ever meeting of workers.
The National Day of Community Protest is organised by the ACTU with the support of unions including the NSWNA.
NSWNA General Secretary Brett Holmes says unions will link up at hundreds of separate locations across the country in a satellite broadcast using Sky Channel. There will be screenings in clubs, sporting venues, community centres and other convenient locations.
‘The NSWNA has also arranged for the broadcast to be beamed into a large number of NSW hospitals via the Rural Health Education Foundation satellite network. So nurses who are rostered on that date can still view the satellite meeting at their workplace,’ he said.
‘This national day of action is a crucial moment to send a clear message to John Howard that Australian workers will not tolerate their hard-won workplace conditions being eroded. It is vital that NSW nurses participate and demonstrate their opposition to the government’s radical industrial relations reforms.’
Hundreds of thousands of workers across Australia are expected to participate in the event. Community rallies and marches will also take place on 15 November, following people’s participation in the national hook-up.
The Australia-wide hook-up will feature a briefing from ACTU secretary Greg Combet on the details of the government’s industrial relations reforms.
How to take part in the National Day of Community Protest
Date: Tuesday, 15 November
Time: 8.30 am
Venues: Clubs, sporting venues, community centres, and other locations with access to the Sky Channel satellite network. Also to be broadcast in hospitals with access to the Rural Health Education Foundation satellite network. Contact your branch or organiser for more details.