Unions call for action plan
ROCKHAMPTON workers have called for a statewide conference to develop an action plan to combat LNP government cuts to Queensland jobs and services.
On Monday night, a Rockhampton Queensland Council of Unions branch meeting passed a resolution restating its concern about the effects locally of cuts to community and public services.
The branch wants the union to convene a statewide delegates' meeting to develop a strategy in a bid to combat the job losses.
The branch's secretary, Craig Allen, said it was estimated that more than 500 jobs and $40 million may be lost to the Rockhampton regional economy if the Newman government proceeded with sacking 20,000 public sector workers throughout the state.
"The Rockhampton QCU branch recognises the different needs and characteristics of various regions throughout Queensland," Mr Allen said.
"Queensland's two-speed economy means some of these regional areas already have above average jobless rates."