Dear CEPU Member
I joined the CEPU when I was 17. I had just finished probation for my apprenticeship at West End Brewery.
I joined the CEPU, because even back then I knew the best way for my workmates and I to get the best deal and the safest conditions was to work together and to work with the strong backing and representation of our union.
The CEPU succeeds because it puts members first. We stand with our members to ensure safe workplaces, better training, better conditions and better wages.
That’s always been the CEPU’s way, and it’s always been my way.
I’m standing in this election to represent South Australia in the Senate. This is the first time an officer from our union has run for election, and I wanted to write to you to let you know what sort of a Senator I would be, if I’m elected next month.
I will be a Senator that continues the good work of our union, in Canberra.
I will be a Senator that fights for wage justice.
I will be a Senator that fights for skill recognition.
I will be a Senator that fights for fairness in the workplace, and fairness for our licenced trades.
I will be a Senator that fights for better training opportunities for workers.
I won’t always win those fights, but I will always get back up off the dirt and stand up again for the things that we hold true in the CEPU.
I hope you will stand with me. Please put a 1 in the Labor box above the line on your Senate ballot paper.