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@FBEU members at Friday’s rally and vigil outside parliament house #ausunions

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While the NSW Govt took away the rights of NSW public sector workers (Police/Firefighters, Nurses, teachers, etc), the community and Union members rallied outside Parliament for the 3rd day ion a row.

Barry O'Farrell has now given public sector workers no choice, but to sweep NSW into damaging, long lasting industrial action, across our schools, our emergency services, and hospitals.

Below is a great observation from/via redrabbleroz.tumblr.com

10 Weeks in Power, 10 Regressive Acts by the NSW Coalition Government

 

  1. Attacking the right of public sector workers to collectively bargain
  2. Abolition of the Environment Department
  3. Privatising the operations of Sydney Ferries
  4. Abolition of the Solar Bonus Scheme
  5. Opposing the equal pay claim for community service workers
  6. Attempts to remove the right of unions to prosecute negligent employers over workplace injuries
  7. Moves to abolish environmental protection in marine conservation parks
  8. Closing the independent NSW Parliamentary Budget Office after it contradicted Liberal claims about the budget
  9. Imposing a blanket ban on release of all public service briefs prepared for the incoming NSW Coalition Government
  10. Changing legislation to keep a Liberal MP in parliament who was ineligible to stand for election and was unconstitutionally elected

If that’s what the Coalition Government has done in only 10 weeks, just imagine what they’ll do over the next four years.

About Darin Sullivan (1975 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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