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  • 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.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New President elected and first women Assistant Secretary

Geelong Trades Hall has elected a new team at its biannual elections last night.

Mr David Ball, Maritime Union of Australia, was elected president. David works on the Geelong docks and has been a delegate to Trades Hall for the last 4 years.

This election also marked an important mile stone for women. Ms Colleen Gibbs from the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union was elected as the Assistant Secretary, the first women to hold such a position at Geelong Trades Halls.

The vice presidents are Danny Timmers from the electrical Trade Union and Christine Couzens from the Australian Services Union.

Tim Gooden, Trades Hall Secretary, said. “The new team represents a new and younger generation of workers coming through to the leadership of the union movement. This is important at a time of new industrial laws and a new economic period. Change presents many challenges and I am confident that new leaders coming through the union movement today can meet the challenges and improve the lives of all workers now and into the future.”