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To: Botany Cranes

Save Howard!

Thanks to your support, Howard is back at work!

Save Howard!

Reinstate CFMEU Delegate Howard Byrnes who was unfairly sacked for standing up for his fellow workers.

Sign the EBA that was agreed upon! Don’t go back on your word!

Why is this important?

Workers at Botany Cranes went without pay increases for five years in order to support the business through a slow period. In 2018, they finally came to an agreement with management on a new set of wages and conditions. The workers were relieved. They thought it was a done deal. But now, management are refusing to sign that agreement. Then, as if to add insult to injury, they've sacked long time employee and union delegate Howard Byrnes. Howard was sacked for raising issues on behalf of the whole Botany Cranes workforce with management. Workers were worried that the EBA hasn't been signed by management, that their superannuation hasn't been paid in months, and that their redundancy and income protection insurances are out of date. Howard was just doing his job as union delegate and raising these issues on behalf of the workers.


Reasons for signing

  • Stronger together
  • employers need to honour their commitments - inv=cluing super !
  • We all need to support fellow workers when they are having a tough time


2019-02-05 10:44:12 +1100

Petition is successful with 921 signatures

2019-01-26 11:12:40 +1100

500 signatures reached

2019-01-25 20:03:04 +1100

100 signatures reached

2019-01-25 19:15:52 +1100

50 signatures reached

2019-01-25 18:58:56 +1100

25 signatures reached

2019-01-25 18:51:35 +1100

10 signatures reached