Build A Better Future Campaign Featured in The Australian
National campaign to stop Abbott getting a second term takes off.
This Saturday we are holding stalls at the uni open days. They will be a great opportunity to talk to young people about Abbott's plan to deregulate universities and load graduates with $100,000 debts straight out of university.
Our campaign to stop the re-election of the Abbott Government is having an impact already. Can you help out on Saturday? Rsvp here.
Build A Better Future
Build a Better Future Canberra is a campaign coordinated by UnionsACT, the peak council for unions in the Canberra region. It is the local arm of the national campaign being co-ordinated by the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
This campaign is aimed at:
- Changing the anti-worker Federal Government
- Building the principles of unionism, solidarity and fairness
- Strengthening workplace democracy and communities.
We are campaigning on a range of issues, including:
- Workers rights: defended and extended, with secure jobs.
- Medicare: universal healthcare for all.
- Education: highest quality for all.
- Public services: owned by everyone for the benefit of everyone.
- Secure retirement: decent pensions and superannuation.
- Fair Go for all: everyone supported and everyone contributes their fair share of tax.
Sign up to be a part of the Build A Better Future campaign.
The Australian Catches on to 'The Secret'
The Australian has run its second story in recent days on Build A Better Future - a sure sign they're registering that a groundswell of grassroots activism is going to make a big impact this election.
In an earlier article, Troy Bramston characterised the campaign as a 'secret ACTU army' notwithstanding that is conducted in public and has been featured in media releases for months. Thus, was the #secretactuarmy Twitter hashtag born.
Today's article in The Australian reads in part:
The Coalition is not prepared for the onslaught that is coming. Just look at the recent Victorian and Queensland elections where they were comprehensively out-campaigned. In NSW, while the Coalition was re-elected, they lost 15 seats. The union campaigns were a strong presence in each election.
Nor is business equipped to fight this geared-up campaign. Business groups may have deep pockets, and they will spend big on advertising, but they can’t match the ground power of union campaigns that are becoming more prevalent in Australian politics.
For the full article, Google ‘Union army on the march’.
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