Representatives from the Australian Education Union Northern Territory branch (AEUNT) and the First Nations Worker Alliance (FNWA) will tour remote communities in the Northern Territory this week to talk about improving the working conditions, housing and employment opportunities for people in schools and remote areas.
Organisers from the AUENT and the FNWA will travel to Alyangula, Angurugu, Numbulwar, Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Elcho Island, Lake Evella, Milingimbi, Ramingining and Maningrida School between tomorrow and the 16th of August.
Quotes attributable to ACTU Indigenous Officer Lara Watson:
“The FNWA is the only organisation supporting workers in the Turnbull Government’s racially discriminatory CDP program.
“All workers should have the basic rights which come with a real, paid job. CDP workers have no rights and no pay, this program must end and communities must be given economic autonomy.
“This tour is a great example of the work the FNWA and the union movement are doing. We are in communities, organising and supporting workers under this program.
“CDP workers, with the backing of the entire Australian Union movement, are campaigning to end this program. We need to change the rules for workers in remote communities.”
Who: AEUNT and FNWA organisers
Where: Remote NT schools
When: Wednesday 8 August – Thursday 16 August
Please contact the ACTU or AEUNT for media opportunities or comment on the tour.