Cairns region union organisers and delegates: join the ACTU and QCU for an afternoon of skill training to learn about the Voice referendum and how to effectively engage workers in this important campaign.
Monday 29 May 2023
12:30-4:00pm at United Workers' Union
Unit 24, The Pentagon, 25-31 Grafton Street, Cairns.
Authorised by J King, Queensland Council of Unions, 16 Peel Street South Brisbane
Queensland Unions acknowledges the traditional lands on which we live and work – in Meanjin (Brisbane) the lands of the Turrbal and Jagera Peoples – and pays respect to elders past and present.
We also urge all Australians to heed the call of First Nations people who seek our movement’s support for a Voice to Parliament enshrined in the constitution. Parliaments have made laws and failed policies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples for centuries; a voice enshrined in the constitution will give them a direct line to parliament to give advice on laws and policies that directly affect them.
Previous laws have often entrenched discrimination and disadvantage such as forcing First Nations Peoples to work for free or below legal minimum wages over two centuries. The minimum First Nations Peoples deserve is that their voice be respected and listened to before laws and policies are made. For these reasons Queensland Unions has committed to supporting the "Yes" campaign in the upcoming referendum.