Union United Voice’s ‘Big Steps’ campaign, concerning higher pay for childcare workers, has taken a giant leap in its efforts. Member protesters chained themselves to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Melbourne office yesterday.
This is despite the fact that the government has publicly disengaged itself from wage disputes.
Bearing signs with slogans such as ‘Educators shape our nation’ and ‘Value our work – equal pay now’, protesters paid homage to ’60s feminist crusader Zelda D’Aprano, who shackled herself to a government building demanding equal pay for women in 1969.
The protest also purposefully coincided with International Women’s Day and its relevant theme, ‘Pledge for parity’.
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