Branch

Sydney Branch Meeting for July, 2006

30th July,2006
Present: RE,MD,LE,IA
Apology: SM
Agenda: Computer Purchase
Payment of backdues for all members
Open bank account

It was decided to open our bank a/c with the St George group. That it will be opened this coming week.

Back dues for all members - paid. Updated cards to be posted with letter of explanation.

Computer to be purchased - Pentium 2 or better, at a cost of approximately $100.00

A 2 hour workshop run by Meela on how to use our Web page was most informative.

Meeting closed at 2.30pm
IRENE AKKERSDYK

Next Melbourne Meeting / Hiroshima Day Rally

UPDATE !
IWW Melbourne's first Sunday of the month meeting will be moved from
the Gallagher Reserve, North Carlton to the lawns of the State Library
in the City for 12pm start.

The rally starts from 1pm so Melbourne IWW members can continue to stay
for that ie:
* listen to the speakers,
* march with the IWW banner,
* sit on a stall
* or depart as they wish.

We now have seven signatories on the GMB Charter so if you have not
signed please do so.

hope to see you then,
Margaret

Melbourne IWW
PO Box 145, Moreland VIC 3058

Hiroshima Day Nuclear Free Australia & Stop the War

Sydney Meeting and Computer Training

Next Sydney Meeting
12pm Saturday 29th July
12pm Sunday 30th July 2006
Computer training at 1pm
Jura Books
440 Parramatta Road Petersham

IWW Meeting - Sydney

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE SYDNEY BRANCH OF THE IWW, WILL MEET AT JURA BOOKS, ON PARRAMATTA ROAD, PETERSHAM/LEICHHARDT AT 7PM ON THE 6TH JULY, 2006. THAT IS NEXT THURSDAY.
I URGE ALL MEMBERS TO ATTEND, SO WE CAN SORT OUT SUITABLE MEETING TIMES, AS THIS SEEMS TO BE A STICKING POINT WITH SOME MEMBERS. TIMES AND DATES MUST SUIT THE MAJORITY OF MEMBERS NOT JUST A FEW! PERSONALLY I CAN MAKE ALMOST ANY DATE/TIME, THEREFORE I NEED YOUR INPUT TO BALANCE THE DISCISSION MAKING.
THE AGENDA IS AS FOLLOWS:
- MEETING TIMES/DATES/DAYS
- DUES
- ORDINARY BUSINESS

Meeting in Melbourne - 2 July 2006

Meeting in Melbourne - 2 July 2006
Our next Melbourne members meeting is on
Midday, Sunday July 2nd 2006
Gallagher Reserve
- childrens playground -
Neighbourhood House shelter
Solly Avenue/Park Street
North Carlton

Walk or cycle from Royal Parade or Lygon Street trams (Park Street stop)
Jewell Station on the Upfield Railway line.
Melways Map ref page 29 H10-H-11

Bring food, drink, reflections on June 28th to share
and your plans for the upcoming month and beyond.

Tour Perth's Scumbag Bosses!

Friday June 30, 12 noon at CCI 180 Hay St
Which employers are using the new IR laws to undercut wages and
conditions? Join our ‘Scum Bag Employer’ tour of Perth, lead by a Perth
comedian and have a laugh with us!
unionswa

Source: The West Australian - Employers are being urged to sign up
workers on five-year Australian Workplace Agreements on the eve of the
next Federal election in a bid to circumvent Labor's plan to abolish
the individual agreements.

Leading business groups said yesterday that companies and employees
could protect themselves against Kim Beazley's industrial changes for

National Day of Community Protest to Protect your Rights at Work - 28 June - Newcastle

Wednesday 28th June, as part of the National
Day of Community Protest to Protect your Rights at Work.
Meeting at 10.00 am at Newcastle Panthers, King St., followed by a
march to a peaceful protest outside Spotlight store.
Enquiries: Gary Kennedy, Newcastle Trades Hall Council, 4929 1162.

"Your rights at work" tour bus - 23 June - Newcastle

Friday, 23rd June, 12.30 pm: Union/community protest with the 'Your
Rights at Work Tour Bus', outside office of Bob Baldwin, MP, Sturgon
Street, Raymond Terrace.

Spotlight - Community Action! 22 June 2006

Thursday, 22nd June, 3.00 - 5.30 pm: Community Action outside Spotlight
store, cnr. Hunter & National Park Sts, Newcastle West.

Show your support for Spotlight workers who are being shifted onto an
AWA (individual contract) involving loss of overtime & penalty rates.
This action is endorsed by: Kindred Spirits, Newcastle Greens,
Newcastle University Students' Association, Resistance, Socialist
Alliance, Social Justice Committee of Newcastle Presbytery Uniting
Church.

ASU Rally - Newcastle - 21 June

Wednesday, 21st June. 1.00 pm: Australian Services Union Rally outside
the Salvation Army Head Office, Cnr. Parry & Union Sts, Newcastle
West).

The Salvos are proposing a restructure which would see the elimination
of sleep-over shifts at the Faith Cottage (the only 24-hour supervised
women's & children's refuge in the Hunter).

This would result in a cut of $180 p.w. to ASU members' pay packets.
The vesture sees the ASU members' employment terminated - they are to
be re-employed on a part-time basis.

The ASU is encouraging the community to attend the rally and support
the union in fighting for workers' rights.

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