Workers told to expect more cuts
PRISON workers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, cleaners and other government workers facing job losses rallied in Maryborough yesterday afternoon as part of a statewide day of action.
More than 100 nervous public servants and union delegates gathered outside the Together Union office to hear workers from across the public sector.
The community budget meeting was one of nine across the state.
Workers were told of more expected job cuts in the coming days.
Workplace delegates at the rally said National Parks and Wildlife staff understood they would be told what positions were being made redundant today.
Wide Bay Linen expects about 50 job cuts from across four sites, including Maryborough.
Maryborough Correctional Centre Together Union workplace delegate Ian Baker rallied the crowd.
"I just feel numb," Queensland Fire and Rescue Maryborough workplace delegate Stephen McGinley said.
Together Union regional organiser Ron Fossen told the crowd public service was the biggest employer in the region.
"The number of wages being removed from this area, the number of services being removed from this area, this town will die on the vine," Mr Fossen said to cheers from the crowd.