UNION MOVE: Craig Allen from the RTBU speaks to those who gathered at a Workers Memorial Day commemoration earlier this year outside Trade Union House in Rockhampton. The Campbell St building is up for sale with the union set for a move (inset).
UNION MOVE: Craig Allen from the RTBU speaks to those who gathered at a Workers Memorial Day commemoration earlier this year outside Trade Union House in Rockhampton. The Campbell St building is up for sale with the union set for a move (inset). Chris Ison Rokcworker

Rockhampton Trade Union Centre building up for grabs

THE Rockhampton Trade Union Centre's building may be up for sale but the organisation's commitment to standing up for local workers isn't going anywhere.

Queensland Council of Unions secretary and Rail, Tram and Bus Union organiser Craig Allen told The Morning Bulletin yesterday the group had collectively decided to put the Campbell St building on the market but the sale of the office space wouldn't impact the group's work.

"We decided to sell the office space and we're just waiting to see if anyone's interested in buying it at this point in time before we look for a new space," he said.

"We'll still be in Rockhampton looking after our workers and fighting for workers' rights, a change in office space won't change that."

Craig said the group had been busy in the last few weeks since Malcolm Turnbull had been elected to government.

"One of the major issues we're campaigning around is the Turnbull government's view of attacking workers penalty rates," he said.

"Particularly, I don't think there's any workers here in Rocky who would agree weekend work is the same as working a week day.

"We certainly don't accept the arguments being put forward by the government so that's what we're currently working on."



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