Working people and other members of the community from Townsville and surrounds will gather on the evening of Wednesday 27 March to kick off the Change the Rules election campaign for Herbert.

Working people are demanding a return of the fair go. This means fair pay rises and more secure jobs. To achieve this we need to change the rules at work.

To Change the Rules, we need to change the government. 

Herbert is currently held by Labor’s Cathy O’Toole.

What: Change the Rules election kick-off, Herbert 

Where: Brothers’ Leagues Club, 14 Golf Links Drive, Kirwin

When: Wednesday 27 March, 6pm

Who: Working people from in and around Herbert, ACTU Secretary Sally McManus, QCU General Secretary Ros McLennan


Quotes attributable to ACTU Secretary Sally McManus:

“People in Townsville and across Herbert need good, secure jobs and fair pay rises but the Morrison Government and big business are standing in the way of this. We are ready to restore the fair go.

“We are ready to take action to change the government and win more secure jobs and fair pay rises.

“Anyone who wants to live in a better, fairer country, who wants more secure jobs and fairer pay rises should attend these events and join the movement for change.”


Quotes attributable to Ros McLennan, QCU General Secretary:

“Workers in Herbert need jobs they can count on and pay rises that keep up with the cost of living.

“Instead the Morrison Government has supported cuts to penalty rates on weekends and public holidays, cuts that will be felt around Townsville over the coming months with public holidays like Anzac Day, Easter and Labour Day. 

“More than 3800 workers in Herbert and their families are impacted by the penalty rates cuts and will be worse off because of the Morrison Government.”