|Issue No 85||23 February 2001|
Workers to Float Down Oxford Street
By Alison Peters
Unionists will again be marching in the annual Mardi Gras Parade on the March 3 to show their support for lesbian and gay workers and to promote fair workplaces that are free of discrimination and harassment.
Mardi Gras is a huge event on Sydney's calendar with hundreds of thousands watching the Parade as it makes its way up Oxford Street. The Parade has evolved over the years but retains its identity as a demonstration for civil and human rights.
With such an enormous audience it is a perfect opportunity for the union movement to express its support for these ideals - ideals that are also the foundation of the union movement .
The union movement has been participating in the Parade for the last few years. Each year our contingent gets bigger and our float gets more elaborate. This year's effort will feature a politician that has had a huge impact on workers and unions. Finishing touches are being made to what will be a great float.
All union members are encouraged to participate in the Parade, irrespective of their sexuality. If you want to be part of Mardi Gras meet at Trades Hall Inn in Goulburn Street at 5.30pm on Saturday the 3rd March and wear something red.
For more information contact Robyn Fortescue on 0419 405 885 or Alison Peters on 9264 1691.
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