Group fights work laws

THE big orange UnionsNSW 'Your Rights At Work' bus came to Grafton last night.

UnionsNSW Secretary John Robertson met with Clarence Valley residents to discuss how WorkChoices had impacted their lives, families and the future.

Mr Robertson addressed residents at the Grafton Community and Function Centre.

The event, 'Give Clarence kids a chance ? What the skills shortage means for our town', focussed on the future for the Grafton community.

"This is a law that most Australians do not want," Mr Robertson said.

Craig Chandler from the United Services Union in Grafton said in the long term the changes would hurt everyone.

"The fact of it is that we're a small community, with not a lot of job opportunities as it is. We're all extremely vulnerable to these changes and our kids, even more so," Chandler said.

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