‘Change the Rules’ rally shuts down Melbourne CBD

Source: Vic Trades Hall/ Twitter

April 10, 2019

More than 100,000 workers are expected to flood Melbourne CBD’s street today to protest peacefully for better job safety and better wage.

The ‘Change the Rules’ is organised by Australian Council of Trades Union and will be participated by thousands of unionists.

The rally began at Trades Hall about 10.30 am, continuing to Russel Street, La Trobe Street, then Swanston Street and Bourke Street. It will end at the State Parliament along Spring Street.

The streets in CBD has be shut down for the rally from 10 am to 1.30 pm. The rally will wrap up around 1 pm. Commuters will have to make alternative transport arrangements for today. However, it would not cause a chaos like Monday’s vegan activist protest, as today’s rally is organised in consultation with police and has avoided peak hours.