Friday, June 22, 2012

Footage of Striking firefighters hosing down NSW Parliament yesterday @FBEU #Firestrike | #FBEU #AUSUNIONS #Workcover #NSWpol

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NSW firefighters held their first all-out strike in 56 years on June 21, 2012 to protest attacks on workers compensation rights by the O'Farrell Liberal-National state government. Firefighters sealed off Macquarie Street, Sydney, and hosed down Parliament House. We won a partial victory in the form of an exemption of firefighters from the new laws severly restricting workers claims for workplace injuries. However, the fight continues for other workers in NSW.

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