Collective action works! Well done to all members who attended rallies in Cairns and Brisbane to send a clear message to the government about your wages and conditions!
During the rally at 1 William Street, the Minister requested a meeting with a delegation from the rally to talk about the EBA and listen to corrections members' frustrations.
This is unprecedented and it's thanks to the staunch action of members - every bit of action works and adds pressure to the cause!
The delegation of Gordon Murray (BCC), Stuart Crichton (Woodford) and Adam Neary (Borallon) as well as Assistant Branch Secretary, Michael Thomas and Lead Organiser, Ashleigh Saunders met with the Minister and his staff. While we didn't receive an offer from the Minister, Gordon, Stuart and Adam made it very clear that members are demanding a reasonable and fair offer now! Minister Ryan listened to your delegates and the points were very clear.
Minister Ryan is still waiting for financial sign off from Cabinet, so the views put forward this week are vital to influencing the government and ensuring the Minister hears these frustrations first hand.
Well done to all involved this week - let's keep the pressure on! Delegates have endorsed a plan for members to speak to their local MP to ensure that the message is heard across the state! Members should get in touch with the union office to assist in organising this!
Remember - this win is only because union members came together and collectively spoke out on important issues in their workplace. If you are not yet a Together member - now is the time to join. You can join Together here.