The Annerley Branch has unanimously called for urgent action on the issue of indigenous ‘stolen wages’.
In a resolution passed at its December meeting, the Branch has given its full support for the re-opening of the original claims process, as well as adopting a more reasonable approach for determining claims, such as that currently operating in New South Wales.
There was also some positive reflection in the resolution, with commendation of the Queensland Government’s Indigenous Queenslander’s Fund.
The resolution reflects the growing sentiment within the labour movement over the issue.
ANNERLEY BRANCH TO CELEBRATE ITS 100TH MEETING
The Annerley Branch is set to celebrate a milestone in March next year, by notching up its 100th meeting.
Branch Secretary, Rod Beisel has hailed the event as a testament to the success and dedication of the Branch and its members.
“We have come a long way since our first meeting in March 2001. We have grown —doubling our membership — and have become well known for our activism and innovation as a local Branch”, Rod Beisel said.
The Branch will celebrate its 100th meeting with a free BBQ for members and supporters on Tuesday 2 March, commencing at 6.30 p.m. at the Annerley Community Centre. All members, friends and families are welcome.
(Originally published December 2009)