Sunday, November 13, 2005
Publicity will increase to-day and to-morrow leading up to the major protest on this Tuesday, 15 November. People will gather across Australia to express their views on the Howard Government industrial relations legislation. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is leading the charge with the support of its member unions. You don't have to be a union member to turn up. If you feel strongly about what is happening to workers and to this country, come. Down tools if you have to - but come. If you knew in advance that a dreadful dictatorship was about to take over Australia and you had the opportunity to protest - would you? Sensible people would. People who care about their country and their countrymen would. Now is your chance. It may be the first time you have protested, have turned out in public to put your point of view. That's cool. You are welcome and together we will be heard. I will be at Federation Square, Melbourne, at 9am on Tuesday.