3Rs campaign goes on the road!
With Queensland Catholic school employing authorities failing to understand or listen to employees’ legitimate claims in this round of collective bargaining, members have taken the 3Rs campaign on the road and into the community to tell the employers it's time to RECOGNISE, RESPECT and REWARD their employees.
Last week the 3Rs campaign hit the road with a round of campaign coffee breaks at a number of Brisbane and Logan schools and continued this week with visits to a number of schools on the Gold Coast, in Ipswich and on the northside of Brisbane.
On Friday, 21 August we visited St Matthew's - Cornubia, St Edward's - Daisy Hill and Chisholm Catholic College - Cornubia.
The 3Rs coffee van stopped by Gold Coast schools on Thursday, 25 August. We visited Aquinas College - Ashmore, St Michael's College - Merrimac and Marymount College, Burleigh Heads.
On Wednesday, 26 August we visited Ipswich, stopping at St Francis Xavier School - Goodna, St Mary's College, St Mary's Primary and St Edmund's College- Ipswich and St Peter Claver College - Riverview.
The coffee breaks concluded on Friday, 28 August with visits to designated Brisbane North and Redcliffe Catholic schools stopping at Sacred Heart Primary School in Sandgate, Holy Spirit School - Bray Park and Southern Cross Catholic College - De La Salle Campus in Scarborough.
Accompanying these visits were campaign scooters, helping spread the 3Rs message to the community - stopping at local shopping centres and major community centres in each area between school visits.
The campaign also caught the attention of Queensland media with coverage on NINE News, The Courier-Mail, Brisbane Times, Gold Coast Bulletin, Logan Reporter and Queensland Times.
Sunday 23 August saw the launch of the 3Rs advertising campaign with a major ad on page 5 of The Sunday-Mail and the 15 second 3Rs radio ad launched on Monday 24 August on 97.3FM and 4KQ in Brisbane, MIX-FM on the Sunshine Coast, SEA-FM in Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay, Cairns and the Gold Coast, 4TO in Townsville and 4GR in Toowoomba.
Taking the 3Rs campaign to the community coincided with the current member ballot to consider protected action in support of the employee claims.