Thousands Of Union Workers Protest In Brisbane's CBD Over Penalty Cuts

Brings traffic to a stand-still

Thousands Of Union Workers Protest In Brisbane's CBD Over Penalty Cuts

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Thousands of Union members are rallying through Brisbane’s CBD protesting against the Fair Work Commission's cut to penalty rates. 

The march coincides with rallies Australia-wide including on the Gold Coast.

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Protesters who gathered in Roma Street stretched hundreds of meters to multiple streets in the CBD where traffic was brought to a stand-still.

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A recent poll found more than half of voters are against the cuts but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has insisted there's masses of evidence to support the decision.

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