The Courier-Mail

Treasurer joins port picket


QUEENSLAND Treasurer Curtis Pitt has joined unions protesting against the sacking of almost 100 dockers by latenight texts and emails.

Hours before a Fair Work Commission hearing into the s sacking of 97 Hutchison Ports workers in Sydney and Brisbane, Mr Pitt showed his solidarity with unions picketing the company’s Port of Brisb bane premises for four days.

The Treasurer called Hutchison Ports’ method of firing the workers a “cowardly act”. He urged the Federal Government to intervene and promised State Government assistance for those sacked.

“You do have support of your work colleagues, you’ve got the support of your friends and family, you’ve got the support of the broader community and you do certainly have the support of the Palaszczuk Government,” he told protesters.

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