Our ACTU Branch Secretary Sally Mc Manus was in Hobart to connect with the union members engaged in the National “Change the Rules” campaign. There was a good amount of people who attended even though it was freezing and rainy, they arrived in the new home of Tasmanian Unions, 212 Liverpool Street.
It was the Wednesday just before the formal “2nd Liberal Spill for 2018”, so there was lots of chatter about who would be our next PM – that evening we had no idea it would be Mr Scott Morrison!
Has your workplace held a workplace meeting to support the campaign to Change the Rules? This can be run by union members and simply ask co-workers to join your union, talk briefly about the campaign, encourage them to speak to family and friends, then take a group photo of your workplace meeting, please contact ASU Growth & Campaigns Organiser Seranna Shutt on 0459 228 612 for advice or posters for your photos.
We are super keen to have lots of photos of workplace meetings in Tasmania and supporting the solution to “Change the Rules” that means: More secure jobs, So working people can WIN fair Pay rises, So workers have RIGHTS that can be ENFORCED, So working people are put FIRST, not big business.
The ASU follows Sally on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, in just the past month she has met with grassroots members all around the country in various states attending picket lines (5) with the 1600 Alcoa Pinjarra striking workers, been doing lots of media, conducting savvy social media polls & political updates, impressively when there was the “Change the Rules Campaign launch” in NSW Banks & Reid there were 50 different cultures in attendance- that is some impressive community organising!
Sally thinks outside the square and has even been going out to community sporting games and talking about “Change the rules” This month she attended the St George and Bulldogs game- if you’re keen to get the word out with us, we are open to looking at educating the community and sporting games is a place with lots of crowds.
More info at: www.changetherules.org.au