Trade unionists from across the State will today rally for workplace rights and job security, with a mass meeting to be addressed by the Federal Workplace Relations Minister, Bill Shorten.

It comes as the State Government continues to slash jobs across NSW, with another 690 positions cut at RailCorp just last Friday.

Unions NSW Secretary, Mark Lennon, said the forum was a chance to hear how the Commonwealth Government supports workers who are affected by attacks on their jobs and rights by both employers and the O’Farrell Government.

“Working people expect their Government to be a model employer, but the NSW Government has consistently displayed a complete disregard for its own workforce,” Mr Lennon said.

“Barry O’Farrell has no plan for improving services. In fact his only plan is to slash jobs.

“Working people across NSW need a Government that supports them, not one that slashes their positions and removes their workers compensation rights.

“More broadly, working people in NSW need quality jobs and a plan for employment growth, both in the public and private sector.”

The mass meeting will be held at the Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn Street Sydney at 10:15am.

A delegation of workers who have felt the harsh effects of the O’Farrell Government’s workplace policies will also address the crowd.


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