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CEOs vs Workers Debate

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The Dickson Tradies, Speewell Malvern Star Room

2 Badham St

Dickson

Canberra, ACT 2602

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“We need justice not charity”

A Public Debate

Australia is one of the richest countries in the world, and yet due to growing levels of inequality there are tens of thousands of workers in Canberra and millions across the country in insecure jobs, living just above the poverty line.

We have invited three executives of Canberra’s largest and most powerful corporations — Ernst & Young, St George Bank, and Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers — to debate corporate power, low wages and inequality in the ACT.

How does it happen that there are major corporations in Canberra and Australia where CEOs receive massive salaries, who pay their workers wages so low that many of them are forced to rely on public housing, and seek out food from charities like the Salvos and Vinnies? Where workers are employed on an insecure, casualised basis or endless rolling short-term contracts? Where corporations avoid paying the taxes that fund our schools, hospitals, and social services?

All over Australia, working people are asking why, if the economy is "booming," are they forced to work longer hours for lower wages. Why, if the economy is "growing," are their jobs being made insecure, and why are they not able to afford the basics like food, childcare, or rent, or put aside enough money for a decent retirement.

This event will debate the proposition that "we need justice, not charity".

WHO: Workers from Canberra's social services, clubs and minimum wage sectors. Executives and CEOs from three of Canberra's largest and most powerful corporations have also been invited.

WHAT: CEOs vs Workers: A Public Debate

WHERE: Dickson Tradies (Malvern Star Room), 2 Badham St, Dickson

WHEN: Thursday, 23 August, 6PM to 7:30PM

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This event is organised by UnionsACT in association with the Australian Services Union and United Voice.

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