The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #80797   Message #1476224
Posted By: gecko
02-May-05 - 12:57 AM
Thread Name: Keeping May Day
Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
Depending on which hemisphere you live in of course, May 1 means different things to different people.
The Labour Day March and celebrations here in Cairns, Far North Queensland, were bigger than ever this year with many unionists, friends and others joining in to make a point to the Howard government about the proposed slashing of workers rights under the proposed Industrial Relations Legislation. After the march there were some motivational speeches, one from Julia Gillard amongst others, followed by some great music partly supplied by 'Mangrove Jack', a well known local folk band with several recordings to their name. The late but not so great Joh didn't escape unscathed in the process either!
Yours in Unity