Sunday 25 February 2024

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The magazine of the Public Service Association of NSW and the Community and Public Sector Union (NSW Branch)

Union Helps Celebrate Survival

Union Helps Celebrate Survival

Attendees at the annual Yabun Festival get a taste of solidarity.

PSA/CPSU NSW Aboriginal Liaison Officer Ricky Walford operated an information stall the annual Yabun Festival, which celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island resilience and culture on Australia/Survival/Invasion Day.

Mr Walford handed out merchandise and information to attendees, and discussed the importance of union membership and state government services remaining in public hands.

“Our union continues to agitate for more identified positions, and identified positions at higher pay grades,” said Mr Walford, whose stint at Yabun was bookended by events at Barangaroo that morning and the Sydney Opera House later that night. Mr Walford was a member of the NSW Australia Day Council Board for 10 years.

Marking the controversial celebration of British settlement, the Yabun Festival is an annual event for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures held every year on 26 January in inner Sydney.

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