This will be the last regular E-bulletin for 2016 so it is time to send the usual greetings – and warnings.
First the warnings. Remember that the annual end-of-year party is not the time for truth-telling to management or for any other high-spirited behaviour that could end in tears.
Xmas may be supposed to be the time of good will to all but it is unwise to test this out in the workplace.
As for greetings, the CWU wishes all its members a relaxed and safe end-of-year break.
And over and above this, we would like to thank all of our members for their on-going support for the union over this last year.
We are going through a period when attacks on workers’ rights are on the rise.
With the successful passage of its undemocratic construction industry legislation, the Turnbull government clearly feels it has the green light for more anti-union initiatives and has already signalled further changes to workplace laws next year.
More than ever, your union relies on your active involvement to counter these attacks and to be a strong and effective representative of your workplace rights. So recharge the batteries.and come back in 2017 ready and willing to involve yourself in the activities of your union - the CWU.