Events - ACTU Australian Unions


Change the Rules rally - Hobart

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Community and Public Sector Union in Hobart, Australia


Join with unionists from many different unions across Tasmania as we celebrate May Day with a range of activities kicking off with this fantastic Change the Rules march in Hobart on the 29th of April. 

We are also lucky to be joined this year by ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, who will march with us. 

We will meet at the rear of the CPSU office, gathering from 11:30am to kick off at 12 noon when we will march through the CDB. We will be showing our union colours and demanding the rules at work change to deliver fairness back to workers. 

This year, we'd really love to see our comrades in the North and North West join us. We will provide bus transport from the North to Hobart and back. If you would like to take advantage of this, it is essential to RSVP to 

Following the May Day March, we'll close off Victoria Street for a union street party! There will be food and drinks for sale, entertainment and a jumping castle for the kids. 

We'd appreciate RSVPs to assist with catering. If you are planning on sticking around for a sausage and a drink at the street party, please reply to or call  96216 7600.

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Change the Rules Rally - Canberra

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 at 12:30 PM


As part of the national 12 days of action to Change the Rules, join the Canberra rally on May Day for better, secure jobs, decent pay and stronger workplace rights.



Change the Rules rally - Wollongong

Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Trade Union Centre in Wollongong, Australia

Change the Rules rally - Toowoomba

Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 10:30 AM



Assembling at 10.30am on Saturday, 5 May at the corner of Margaret and Station Streets.  This year’s march will commence at 11am sharp. After the march there will be a family fun day with free food and drinks at the Irish Club.


Change the Rules - Ipswich

Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 01:30 PM
Timothy Maloney Park in Woodend, Australia


Take action to change the rules! March with your union in Ipswich on Saturday 5 May 2018. .

The march will commence Timothy Maloney Park Ellensborough Street, Woodend from 1:30PM.


Change the Rules rally - Cairns

Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 03:30 PM
Fogarty Park Sound Shell in Cairns, Australia



Come celebrate the achievements of working people past and present by marching with your union this Labour Day as we rally to Change the Rules on Saturday 5 May 2018.

Please assemble at 3:30pm for a 4pm march from Fogarty Park Sound Shell, returning to the park for a family fun afternoon.


Change the Rules rally - Maryborough

Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 09:30 AM
Waterside Workers Union Hall in Maryborough, Australia



Call to Change the Rules and join your union for a march and family day in Maryborough.

Assemble at the Waterside Workers Union Hall – Wharf Street at 9:30am for the 10am March to the Maryborough Services Memorial Bowls Club, Lennox Street.


Change the Rules rally - Gold Coast

Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 09:30 AM



The march will assemble at 9.30am from 10 Lawson Street Southport for a 10.00am start

The march will finish at the Southport Broadwater Parklands “Southern Lawn” for a family fun day with a free sausage sizzle.


Change the Rules - Sunshine Coast

Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Cotton Tree Park in Cotton Tree, Australia



Come celebrate the achievements of working people past and present by joining the Sunshine Coast Labour Day Family Fun Day- Sunday 6 May 2018.

The Family Fun Day and Change the Rules rally will be held at Cotton Tree Park, The Esplanade, Cotton Tree from 10am.


Change the Rules - Sydney

Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Hyde Park in Sydney , Australia



May Day is the day workers unite to celebrate our achievements and recognise the struggle of all workers around the world!

What we’ve achieved:
• Sick Leave
• Annual Leave
• Superannuation
• Paid Maternity Leave
• Medicare

But there’s still more work to be done!
• Wage growth is at a 70 year low
• Rising income inequality, housing and rental affordability
• Casualisation of work and underemployment is at epidemic levels
• Closing the Gender Pay Gap

It’s clear the rules are broken and the system is stacked against everyday Australians.

This May Day workers will rally together to say:
It’s Time To Change the Rules... to stand up, fight back and restore power to the people!

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