May Day 2016

May Day 2016

My name is Rebecca, and on April 30th I marched for May Day.

“My name is Rebecca, and on April 30th I marched for May Day.

“I have worked as an early childhood educator for 21 years, and I have been a member of United Voice since I started.

“Since then I’ve been involved in numerous campaigns to improve standards in our sector.

“The United Voice Big Steps campaign is about fighting for Equal Pay for the important work we do.

“As educators, we have undergone training and earned qualifications which we are not currently recognised for. Yet we use this training every day in our roles as educators.

“May Day was a great opportunity for us to get the word out and make our campaigns more visible.

“This year when we marched for Big Steps, we also marched to support our fellow workers and the Save Our Weekend campaign to protect penalty rates.

“May Day was a great experience, and I know in future we need to be louder than ever to have our voice heard.”

 

­­Every year, workers in Adelaide and around the world march in recognition of the hard-fought rights won by united workers. Adelaide has marched for May Day since 1891.

Speak to your Organiser about being part of next year’s march.

With big business and the Federal Government campaigning to cut penalty rates in Australia, it’s more important than ever for workers to stand together.

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