Hunter Workers May Day Parade


May Day 2022 themes
"Secure Jobs" & "Australian Made".

Meet at the Newcastle Museum and Marching to Nobbys beach Park for a family fun day with face painting for the kids, young and old, carnival rides, entertainment, multicultural food and coffee provide Zaras House and the Tibetan Community. Join with songs of solidarity with the Newcastle Peoples Chorus following speech's by:

Hunter Workers Secretary
Leigh Shears
Hunter Workers Womens Committee
Leanne Holmes
AMWU Regional Organiser
Tim Ferguson
Newcastle Federal MP
Sharon Claydon

Celebrating the Achievements of working people across the Hunter Region, joining in solidarity with working communities across the world in recognising the significant contribution of working people to our communities and to society. May Day was born out of the struggle for shorter working hours in the early 1800's in Australia and was the turning point to establish the Newcastle Trades Hall Council 152 years ago.

May Day is a day of political protests and expression for working people, recognising the continued struggle and achievement of working people across the world.

For many years Australian Manufacturing has been sent overseas significantly affecting our capacity to make things here, directly impacting training and skills development, quality secure jobs, wages and working conditions.

Successive conservative Government attacks on the rights of working people and the living standards of our communities has ensured insecure work has spread across all our industries. The Morrison LNP Government supported by far right minor parties passed laws to enshrine casual, insecure work.

Working people have joined Unions, campaigned and demanded the right to safe, secure, well paid jobs with access to quality training and skills development through a well resourced public training provider, TAFE.

Join in Solidarity at May Day 2022

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