A busload of grounded Ansett workers will leave Sydney Airport tomorrow (Thursday September 27) to take their message of saving the airline to regional areas hit hard by the aviation crisis.
ACTU President Sharan Burrow will join the Ansett employees on the bus at the airport. The bus will make a protest stop outside the western Sydney electorate office of Federal Tourism Minister Jackie Kelly, before heading to the regional centre of Bathurst, which has been without air links to Sydney since Ansett was grounded two weeks ago.
Media representatives are welcome to attend. Itinerary as follows:
DATE: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2001
TIME: 8.45am – BUS DEPARTS
WHERE: OUTSIDE ANSETT DOMESTIC TERMINAL, SYDNEY AIRPORT
TIME: 11am – BUS STOPS AT MINISTER’S OFFICE TO DELIVER GIANT LETTER FROM 17,000 STAFF
WHERE: CNR WOODRIFF & TINDALE STS
PENRITH NSW 2750
TIME: SAVE ANSETT POST CARD HAND OUT
WHERE: SHOPPING CENTRE ENTRANCE
OPPOSITE POST OFFICE
Bathurst Media contact: Wayne Patterson 0418 630 722