The ACTU #ChangeTheRules Melbourne rally yesterday was, by all accounts, a success. Estimates put the crowd at tens of thousands, maybe over one hundred thousand, attendants. We are talking about workers from a number of unions, white and non-white, whether born in Australia or overseas, presumably of all religions and identities. Kids from the School Strike 4 Climate, I believe, were also present, together with vegans from the Monday protest.
This is the most festive end to a rally I think I’ve seen. The #changetherules march has just ended here in Melbourne up at #springSt and this is what’s sending protesters off pic.twitter.com/00zNBeQC09— Kaitlyn Offer (@KaitlynOffer) April 10, 2019
Nahid stopping the rally in her tracks to tell the media her story. It’s time to #ChangeTheRules to change the Government! @UnitedVoiceECEC @unionsaustralia @UnitedVoiceVic pic.twitter.com/bLObBQuPra— Tamika Hicks (@hicks_tamika) April 10, 2019
From SBS:This was the cutest. I had the best job today at the rally. Marshalling the kids’ banner at the front of our march to #ChangeTheRules ❤️✊🏼 pic.twitter.com/7PAsmI7RjX— Dr Carina Garland (@carinamary) April 10, 2019
Union protests: Thousands of workers rally for wage increases in Melbourne
Unions are claiming the federal government has overseen the largest decline in living standards in 30 years, with rallies organised in 14 centres across the nation.ACTU president, Michele O'Neil, was present. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, federal MPs Andrew Giles, Ged Kearney, Kate Thwaites and Adam Bandt also made appearances.
By Maani Truu. Updated 1 day ago
I want to see red flags in those marches.
Apparently, ScoMo tired of using taxpayers’ money to pay for the COALition propaganda and decided to call the federal election for May 18. Either that or he and his team ran out of last-minute “favours” for Adani and other big fish.
At any event, this is how he opened his official, paid-for with his donors’ money (as opposed to paid-for with the Government’s money) campaign,
Of course we trust you, ScoMo. I mean, who wouldn’t?
Email from Sally McManus
It’s on. The Federal election has just been called for Saturday 18 May.
Are you ready to restore the fair go?
Here are four things we need you to do:
1. Sign up for tonight's Emergency Tele Townhall.
2. Be part of the National Door Knock this weekend.
3. Donate to get our ads on television and radio.
4. Check that you, your family and friends are able to vote this Federal election. You must be on the roll by 18 April, or you don’t get a vote.
Working people are ready to Change The Rules and Change the Government.
We can win more secure work and higher pay.
But only if you are a part of it. Let’s go!
Sorry, David Llewellyn-Smith, they are family. If they want to march with us, they are more than welcome.
You don't need to come, though.