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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, April 16, 2010

Unionist show solidarity to Ark Tribe

On Thursday 15 April Geelong unionist hosted a reception for Ark Tribe. Ark is facing 6 months in gaol for refusing to be interrogated by the Australian Building and Construction Commission. Ark was invited to a meeting of supporters by the Geelong Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union Shop Stewards Committee.

Messages of solidarity and commitment of support were presented to Ark at the reception. Geelong workers from several unions including nurses and teachers posed with Ark for a group photo in front of Geelong Trades Hall under a banner which reads Defend Ark Tribe. The banner also includes an image of the famous Ned Kelly, a much loved symbol of struggle against unjust authoritarianism. Ark faces court on June 15 in South Australia.

In the mean time Building workers will rally in Melbourne on April 28 for International Workers Memorial Day to honor workers that have lost their lives while selling there labour to the bosses. The Victorian Building Industry Group of unions will also high light on the day that since the ABCC was created to harass building workers and their unions workplace injuries and deaths have increased.
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