On Wednesday 12th of September public sector unions staged one of the largest rallies Queensland has witnessed in years.
Unions came together to oppose the public sector job cuts and the attack on services by the Newman Government.
14,000 workers will be axed from the public sector, one third of whom are frontline staff, including nurses, pharmacists, radiographers and other health professionals.
In Brisbane alone, over 10,000 workers marched through the streets and congregated outside Parliament House for a major rally.
Right across the state people turned out in huge numbers to send a message to the government that they would not stand for these cuts.
United Voice State Secretary Gary Bullock said, “I have never seen working Queenslanders so angry, people are genuinely worried about their jobs and the impact all these cuts will have on the wider community.”
Mr Bullock also warned that this rally was “just the beginning” as more action is planned in the coming weeks and months.
Public sector unions have come together to form a community organisation encouraging workers to take action in their local areas against these cutbacks.
Over 1,000 people at yesterday’s rally sent texts to support the organisation Queenslanders Uniting, which can be found at Change.org.
Already over 6,000 people have signed the online petition to Campbell Newman calling on him to stop the cuts which are ruining lives and reducing services.