Tens of thousands of union workers rally in the CBD
Unions are expecting more than 50,000 people to gather in the CBD today as a part of a nationwide series of rallies organised by the ACTU.
Tens of thousands of union members are rallying outside Trades Hall ahead of a protest march through the CBD calling for better pay and conditions.
With builders, tradies, cleaners and workers from many different industries and unions around the state flooding city streets, the public transport and road networks are expected to be disrupted for number of hours today.
The ACTU’s ‘Change the Rules’ campaign calls for an end to casualisation and greater bargaining power for workers.
Trades Hall secretary Luke Hilakari called for Malcolm Turnbull to be dumped in a speech outside the Carlton headquarters.
Yarra Trams is warning commuters to expect major delays.
Update: due to the rally, CBD buses are no longer servicing stops on Queens St. St Kilda Rd passengers can still consider Route 58 trams along William St at this time.
— Yarra Trams (@yarratrams) May 9, 2018