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What's On

  • Next delegates meeting Tuesday 5 February 5.30pm
  • 1st Wednesday of the month is the Electrical Trade Union Geelong Branch members meeting. Gheringhap St. Office at 5.00pm.
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month the Plumbers Union members meeting is 5.00pm at Geelong Trades Hall.
  • Last Wednesday of the month at 12 noon the CFMEU shop stewards meet at the CFMEU office on Fyans St.
  • Every Thursday night at 6.00pm. Geelong Trades Hall Choir rehearsal. All members welcome. 127 Myers Street. Geelong.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Standing Up for the Burrup

Back row from left: Rowan Stewart AMWU metals; Trevor Grantell CFMEU; Tony Anderson AMWU vehicles; Anne Morrison ASU clerks; Colleen Gibbs AMWU; Adrian Albert AMWU; John Cameron CEPU; Ernie Pijl AMWU; Mick Bee AMWU metals; Michael Guy HSU; Ian Crock art AEU; Davey Thomason CFMEU;

Front row from left: Dave Bowden PETU; John Kattwinkel ETU; Troy Knight ETU; Reg Whitford CPSU; Jackie Kriz ANF; Andrew Hewat HSU; John Obrien CFMEU FFTS Div.
On Tuesday the 26 June 2012 a motion to suspend ‘standing orders’ at the regular Trades and Labour Council Meeting to hear a presentation from Comrade Davey Thomason regarding the ‘Stand Up For The Burrup’ Campaign, was unanimously supported. A motion was carried to support the campaign and apply pressure on the Australian Government.

The above members of the Geelong Trades and Labour Council DEMAND that the Australian Government act now for the preservation of the ancient sacred rock art at Murujuga/the Dampier Archipelago. We DEMAND that this area be nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Listing before it is lost.

We would also like to congratulate the organisers of this campaign and offer our solidarity

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bad for Building Workers Rally

Construction workers are holding a Rally  on Wednesday 4th July 2012,  11 am. starting at Victorian Trades Hall Council, Melbourne, This Rally is against Ballieu's establishment of the the new construction code aginst the union movement
A Geelong Bus will be leaving the CFMEU Office 78 Fyans St at 9.00 sharp  and then contiuning to Geelong Trades Hall for 9.15 am. for departure.

If you are able to attend please contact your organiser or Geelong Trades Hall to book a seat on the bus.
(no later than Monday 12 noon)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Teachers Strike

Geelong and regional Teachers assembled at Geelong Trades Hall today to catch buses  (7 July) to the rally at Hisense Arena. The teachers were angry with the Victorian Government and the lack of respect being shown. One teacher said that not only was the 2.5% pay rise was an insult, the performance based pay rises proposed were destructive to the 'team' approach necessary for a healthy educational environment. "Ted just has no idea and does not understand us or education".

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


TAFE Rally Thursday 31 May at Johnstones Park at 12.15. Come along and support the Gordon, the AEU and the NTEU and the people of Geelong. These cuts are unacceptable and we need to give the Victorian Government the message loud and clear. We will not accept these cuts. Tell your friends, and comrades. Bring along flags and banners. Look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vale Frank Self

Frank Self, a former Trades Hall President and Industrial Organiser with the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, passed away on Sunday.

It is with sadness and sympathy to Frank's family an hearing of the passing of one of our best trade unionist. Frank was a great supporter of the working class and right to the end he was still trying to recruit union members.

Frank's funeral will be:
1.00pm Tuesday 26 July
Mt Duneed Crematorium

Followed by snacks at the Grovedale Hotel at 2.00pm