Back off on QR sale, union warns Bligh

Queensland unions launch public campaign against sale of QR and Port of Brisbane

Queensland unions have launched a public campaign opposing the sale of Queensland Rail (QR) and The Port of Brisbane.

The Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) executive met late on Friday to endorse the campaign and demand an "urgent" meeting with the Bligh Government regarding the issue, claiming privatisation would put transport workers jobs at risk.

"The QCU executive rejects as a matter of principal the sell-off of public assets," a statement released by the union says.

"Public services are operated primarily in the interests of the people of Queensland rather than in the interests of shareholders returns."

Unless its demands are met, the QCU says it will consider action against any possible sale.

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