May Day 2019: Newcastle & Sydney events in pictures
In a fantastic show of solidarity, RTBU Bus and Tram members were out in force at both the Newcastle and Sydney May Day events during the week.
Divisional President, Daniel Jaggers, who attended the Newcastle rally, said it was great to see so many members at the 1 May event in the Hunter region.
“We had a great turn-out at the Newcastle rally with a number of members joining our Hunter delegates Robin O’Donogue from Belmont; Glenn Saunders from Hamilton and Matt Geyer from Wickham,” Daniel Jaggers said.
“We’re really keen to grow participation in future rally events to show the strength and commitment of the Tram and Bus Division in the Hunter, so it would be great if all of our local members could keep an ear out for future events like this near you.
Divisional Secretary, David Babineau, was equally as impressed with the RTBU turn-out at the Sydney May Day rally and family fun day held on Sunday 5 May.
“May Day is an important day for workers across the world. It’s a time to celebrate everything that union members throughout history have achieved and continue to fight for. It was great to see so many RTBU members and their families get along and celebrate,” David Babineau.
“Despite the rain on the weekend, the RTBU contingent at the Sydney rally and Family Fun Day was strong. At this stage in the political cycle, it’s more important than ever that we all get out and show the strength of our union and our union movement.”
You can see more photos from the event on the RTBU Facebook page here.