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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.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Trades Hall host Cyclones

The Australian cycle racing team was in Geelong last week to compete in the 2010 UCI road cycling world championships. They performed well with Gold, Silver and bronze medals.

The team ran operations from Geelong Trades hall which was situated in the middle of the action.

The Hall was offered to the team as a gesture of support for the team but also because Cadel Evans is not only a world champion but also a local. The team managers accepted the offer earlier this year and were very grateful for the support.

Tim Gooden, Trades Hall Secretary said, “We offered the hall as a way of helping. Unions throughout history have been involved in local community sport, in fact some sports would not have succeeded if it were not for the gains made by unions – the 40 hour week is a classic example. I’d like to think we helped to make a difference”.

Photo, Tim Gooden with Cadel Evans