A great day of actions all over the country!
You can find photos at the ASU National Flickr Set, with links to Branch photos. Photos are still coming in.
YouTube videos from the rally have been collected into a special 8 June 2011 Equal Pay Day of Action – Australia Wide PLAYLIST. More expected!
More photos and videos can also be found on the Pay Up – No More Lip Service to Equal Pay Facebook Page, including uploads from rank and file rally goers.
Commentary from the rallies can be found at the ASUnion Twitter and Pay Up Twitter accounts.
A big thanks to all members and supporters who attended the events all around Australia!
8 June 2011 – National Day of Action for Equal Pay
Thousands of Equal Pay supporters will gather across the country on 8 June 2011. We need you to be one of them!
We are at the business end of the campaign, and although we have had a great victory with Fair Work Australia acknowledging that SACS workers suffer a gender based pay gap, we still await their final decision on measures to address the injustice, and we continue to contend with governments who must commit to funding the outcome.
This fight is not over yet, so please mark you diary now! And send us an RSVP using one of the buttons below.
See you there!
New South Wales
• SYDNEY 12 noon – Hyde Park NORTH (near the Archibald Fountain), Sydney
• NEWCASTLE 12 noon – The Tram Sheds, Newcastle Foreshore Park, Wharf Rd, Newcastle
• LISMORE 11am – Cnr Carrington & Magellan St, Lismore
• CANBERRA 12 noon – Outside of Legislative Assembly, London Circuit, Civic
• MELBOURNE 11 am – Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton
• BRISBANE 11 am – Pay Equity Barbeque outside Wayne Swan’s Electorate Office, Nundah Memorial Park, Buckland Rd, Nundah (between Sandgate Rd & Bage St)
• BUNDABERG 2 pm – Pay Equity Afternoon Tea, Talking Point Café, 79 Bourbong St, Bundaberg
• CAIRNS 12.30 pm – Pay Equity Barbeque, BBQ area near Saltwater Lake, Centenary Lakes, Greenslopes St, Cairns
• MACKAY 10.30 am – Pay Equity Morning Tea, Matsuura Drive Park, opposite Canelands, On the Esplanade, Mackay
• TOOWOOMBA 11.00 am – Pay Equity Morning Tea, Trades Hall, 19a Russell St, Toowoomba
• TOWNSVILLE 10.00 am – Pay Equity Morning Tea, The Strand, Townsville (By the D, near basketball courts)
• ADELAIDE 12 noon – Adelaide Town Hall, King William St, Adelaide
• HOBART 12 noon – Premier’s Office, 15 Murray St, Hobart
• DARWIN 12 noon – Rain Tree Park, Darwin Mall
• Workplace based events. Contact the ASU WA Branch for further details.