List of WA 107 solidarity actions - 29 August

A more detailed update will follow later in the week.
  • ACTU President Sharan Burrow has confirmed that she will join community members and WA unionists in Perth on August 29th as we march and rally to support the 107 as they face their first day in federal court. TLCs and unions in other states have organised rallies in support as follows. Please circulate to your interstate counterparts.

  • Adelaide: 12 noon Rally in Victoria Square
  • Melbourne: 12 noon-12.30 Lunchtime Rally for WA107 at Federal Court, Cnr of Latrobe and William Streets
  • Labourstart ACT Now campaign coming: The campaign to support the 107 is stepping up a notch and going international. An international email campaign will begin later this week, targeting Kevin Andrews and John Llloyd, the ABCC taskforce commissioner and former head of WA Labour Relations under Kierath.
  • The Federal Court has postponed the appearance of 44 AMWU members employed by TCC, who are being sued by their employer for similar fines. They were due to appear on the 29th, have been rescheduled for the 28th of September and we look forward to reciprocating support for the 44 and their union on the day.
  • At a recent meeting with The 107, they asked that we again extend their thanks to supporters in WA and elsewhere. In their words, they and their families are 'humbled and overwhelmed' by the efforts made on their behalf and they look forward to thanking everyone publicly on the 29th. To the unions, their members and the individuals that have sent in messages of support via the website, my mail or fax, we regret that we have been unable to respond with thanks for each message.
  • August 13th followup: We will post some pictures on the website later this week, and belated thanks for Bernard Carney for his words and music and to anyone else that we missed.
  • Jim Mellor
    Projects & Communications