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Open letter to Dnata workers

May 13, 2020

Dear Proud TWU dnata Catering Member, 

Over the past few weeks I know we have asked a lot of you and during this challenging time you have stepped up to demand for you and your co-workers to be seen by the Federal Government. 

Today, we are one step closer to making your demands reality. 

In no stretch of the imagination, you have been on a rollercoaster which would have made anyone question their strength but you came together and have fought this battle together. 

The last 24 hours have seen your stories shared in Parliament – with key Labor and Liberal Members calling on the Government to act. 

Yesterday, Senator Tony Sheldon tabled a disallowance motion in the Senate to grant the 5,500 workers at Dnata access to JobKeeper. 

But we need to keep the push going full steam ahead today. 

Just last night a key member of the Liberal Party – Craig Kelly MP – came out in support of dnata workers, saying he had raised the issue in the Coalition Party Room (in front of Josh Frydenberg AND Scott Morrison). 

We have word that Senator Jacqui Lambie is supportive to the motion being put to the Senate by Senator Tony Sheldon. 

Today we need you to focus on contacting the below Senators by commenting on their Facebook posts or emailing them: 

Senator Pauline Hanson : senator.hanson@aph.gov.au

Or comment on this post: vhttps://www.facebook.com/PaulineHansonAu/videos/588220572047581/ 

Senator Malcolm Roberts : senator.roberts@aph.gov.au

Or comment on this post: https://www.facebook.com/malcolmrobertsonenation/videos/3137797846337044/ 

I have been given a commitment by many of the Members of Parliament around the airport, below are their details, you are more than welcome to contact them for help in regards to Government services. 

Rob Mitchell MP for McEwen

P: 5716 3000

E: rob.mitchell.MP@aph.gov.au

Maria Vamvakinou MP for Calwell

P: 9367 5216

E: maria.vamvakinou.MP@aph.gov.au

Ged Kearney MP for Cooper

P: 9416 8690

E: ged.kearney.MP@aph.gov.au

Peter Khalil MP for Wills 

P: 9350 5777

E: peter.khalil.MP@aph.gov.au

Daniel Mulino MP for Fraser

P: 9070 1974

E: daniel.mulino.MP@aph.gov.au

If you are have are having problems with translation, please contact the Migrant Workers Centre on: https://www.migrantworkers.org.au/get_help 

Stay safe and well – we’re in this together. 

John Berger

TWU VIC/TAS Branch Secretary

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