Australia’s most senior unionist draws big crowd to Hobart May Day rally

May Day March in HobartThe ACTU Secretary Sally McManus has led hundreds of unionists on a march through Hobart’s CBD promising a big fight ahead on workers’ rights.

The march and rally provided a launch pad for the union movement’s new national campaign ‘Change the Rules’ which features 12 days of action across the country.

The aim is to push for change in industrial relations rules, particularly around casual work and labour hire.

Ms McManus said many workers in Tasmania were feeling the “sharp end of trickle-down economics” arguing stronger protections were needed to make sure they get a fair go.

via Australia’s most senior unionist draws big crowd to Hobart May Day rally – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)