Facebook’s news ban has just hit the Australian Unions website.
This means that workers cannot join their unions via our website if it is posted on Facebook.
This is a disgraceful attack on Australians’ right to join a union and a serious undemocratic act of censorship.
Facebook already has a record of empowering anti-union corporations with tools to de-unionise and undermine workers’ rights – for example, last year they gave employers the power to blacklist terms like “unionise” from their Facebook pages.
You can fight back against big tech’s anti-democratic, anti-worker actions by joining your union and passing this email and QR code onto others who are not yet members.
Facebook’s attempts to quash workers’ organising won’t stop us. We know that thousands of Australians just like you won’t let their right to join a union be taken away by big tech.
It’s only by taking direct, immediate action together that we will be able to send a message to the Facebook bosses: no matter how hard they try to stop us, working people will always stand together against massive corporate interests.
Fight back against Facebook. Join your union right now.