Labour Day / May Day 2019
Monday 6 May 2019 (All Day)
IEUA-QNT members are set to celebrate our collective achievements on Monday, 6 May 2019 as part of Labour Day and May Day celebrations in Queensland and the Northern Territory respectively.
As our union celebrates its centenary, Labour Day and May Day will be one of our biggest opportunities to celebrate what we have achieved as a collective and why our continued solidarity is more important than ever.
IEUA-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said taking part in Labour Day and May Day celebrations and events was an important tradition and provided union members a chance to acknowledge our achievements and those of the broader union community.
“It is a time to reaffirm the importance of our union, and our commitment to a fairer future for generations to come,” Mr Burke said.
“This year I look forward to IEUA-QNT members celebrating our achievements as a union over the last 100 years and preparing for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead of us.
“Together we are stronger and this collective solidarity has never been more important as members across the sector continue to feel the pain of unfair industrial laws that have removed a fair go for Australian workers.
“This year we will be celebrating but also continuing our campaign to Change The Rules.
“We can never forget that what we have comes from the sacrifices of those that came before us.
“Labour Day and May Day are our opportunity to say thank you and reaffirm that we will continue the legacy of our forbearers when it comes to maintaining and protecting working conditions” Mr Burke said.
This year, our union will jointly lead the Brisbane Labour Day March alongside members of the Finance Sector Union (FSU) who are also celebrating 100 years of their union.