Working people, the heroes on the frontline, have gotten us through the pandemic and kept us going through waves of lockdown and uncertainty.
When the virus hit, it wasn’t big business bosses who stepped up – it was healthcare and community workers, teachers, truckies, supermarket workers, farm, manufacturing, transport and emergency service workers, the workers who kept the power and water on and so many more.
Now the Government is trying to pass legislation that is designed to cut these workers’ pay and conditions, and make their jobs less secure. This is exactly the opposite of what workers need right now.
The Australian union movement is working hard to fight against this dangerous and extreme legislation. But today, on Valentine’s Day, we want to send love and solidarity to each and every frontline worker who got us through.