KASAMA Vol. 17 No. 3 / July-August-September 2003 / Solidarity Philippines Australia Network

Queensland Council of Unions Stolen Wages Rally

A Queensland Council of Unions Stolen Wages Rally and launch of a joint national public awareness campaign has sent a clear message to the Beattie Government that the stolen wages issue is far from settled.

The rally, held in King George Square on Friday, August 8, included the official launch of a national postcard campaign.

Union and community groups have generated and endorsed the campaign with an undertaking to help with distribution of up to 50,000 of the postcards.

The set of three cards tells the story of the missing, unpaid and underpaid wages belonging to Aboriginal people who were forced to work over the past century.

One card supports the union's backing of the campaign, one is for Qld Premier Peter Beattie and the third, to be kept, has details of a fighting fund to be set up for a longer term campaign.


Queensland Council of Unions (07) 3846 2468

FAIRA (07) 3391 4677

ANTaR Qld (07) 3844 9800

ANTaR National/NSW (02) 9555 6138

4AAA (07) 3892 0100

Aboriginal Coordinating Council (07) 4044 2999

Victorian Trades Hall Council (03) 9662 3511 ACTU (03) 9663 5266

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