At lunchtime, they came by the dozens: workers at the Komatsu heavy mining equipment manufacturing plant in Welshpool taking their meal time to listen to Adrian Evans speak about his plans as a member of Parliament.
About 58 of the 280 workers live in the Hasluck electorate. They are members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, which has been a strong supporter of Evans' campaign.
Evans outlined the dangers of a possible Liberal government, making it clear that Abbott and his sidekicks have no interest in workers and only care about corporate profits. "I've worked all my life to make sure that people like you have rights at work and get a fair go," he told the group, which listened quietly and intently. "We can win this election."Read more
Adrian Evans, WA's Deputy Branch Secretary, is not wasting any time reaching out to voters throughout the electoral seat of Hasluck. The pre-selected Labor candidate was out early this morning before sunrise to greet voters at the Midland train station.
Evans has already reached out to hundreds of voters throughout the district. He understands the challenging environment facing the Labor party. But, putting in the hard yards now--with hundreds of phone calls by Evans himself and daily conversations with voters--will pay off on election day.
The seat of Hasluck has swung back and forth between Labor and the Liberals since it was created in 2001. "The entire union movement in WA is behind our campaign because we all know it's real and genuine and doable," says Evans, as he pauses for a moment from greeting commuters.Read more
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin asks members to support Adrian Evans, Labor candidate for the seat of Hasluck.Read more
The preselection of Adrian Evans as Labor’s candidate in the Federal electorate of Hasluck in Western Australia has been welcomed by the Maritime Union of Australia, with the union describing him as “a people’s champion of fairness and safety at work.”Read more