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Mehan addresses protesters

Members of the Health Services Union (HSU) gathered outside the office of Member for The Entrance, David Mehan on Tuesday June 1, 2021.

David Mehan addressing issues in Parliament

2 June 2021

 

IN a media alert issued ahead of the gathering the HSU allege: ‘Mr Mehan has refused to support the HSU’s campaign for free hospital parking for healthcare workers, a pay rise above the unfair 1.5 per cent, 100 per cent tax savings from salary packaging and real award negotiations.’

 

Mr Mehan met with the HSU members and advised them the claim was incorrect noting that:

 

  • he had met with an official of the HSU at his parliamentary office on February
  • conducted a joint petition with Central Coast Labor colleagues on hospital parking which received over 10,000 signatures; and
  • had put his position on hospital parking on the record in parliament.

 

Mr Mehan advised the HSU members that the best interests of working people would only ever be achieved if workers organised against their employer and elected Labor Governments to ensure a fair industrial relations system.

 

“As someone who has been part of the labour movement for over thirty years, including a period as a union workplace delegate fighting the Greiner Liberal Government’s unfair IR laws, I was disappointed to have my bona fides questioned by the HSU but delighted that I could correct the misunderstanding.”

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