25 November 2012

Branch News Update - November 2012

QCU Community Day 'a show of solidarity'
The Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) will hold a special Community Day event on Sunday 2 December as a celebration of the union movement and as a show of solidarity in the wake of the recent cuts to public sector jobs and services by the Queensland LNP government.
The free event commences at 11a.m. at the Annerley Junior Soccer Club, Victoria Tce, Annerley and includes a BBQ, refreshments, live entertainment and guest speakers.  The community day will also raise funds to help those who have recently lost their job due to the LNP's 'savage' first budget. 
With community anger at the LNP still quite strong, the event will be an important opportunity for local residents to demonstrate their solidarity with the union movement which is continuing it's fight against the excesses of an increasingly unpopular Newman-led government. 
For more information about the Community Day, please contact the QCU on (07) 3846 2468.
Shelley Argent wows guests at Branch event
Attendees at a recent Branch cocktail event were able to hear first-hand how special guest Shelley Argent OAM, (pictured with Cam Crowther), continues to campaign tirelessly for the human rights of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people across Australia.

Shelley, who is the current national spokesperson for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), actively and regularly lobbies federal and state MP's about the need to recognise  and address the discrimination, injustices and homophobia that many Australians still face.
The cocktail function was also attended by Moreton MP, Graham Perrett and Yeerongpilly ALP spokesperson, Cam Crowther, both very active supporters of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender issues. The Annerley Branch recently re-iterated its strong support for marriage equality, acknowledging the support of Graham Perrett in the Parliament.
Branch organises first ever Christmas Hamper Drive
The Annerley Branch is currently organising its very first Christmas Hamper Drive as a way to help out at what is often described as a 'very difficult time of the year' for many in our community. The hamper drive is seeking donations of new toys, books, clothes and food items and will be shared across several well known charities that have an active presence in the local area.  
For more information about the Christmas Hamper Drive, or to arrange a donation, please email info@annerleylabor.org

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