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Issue #1719      February 17, 2016

Community union solidarity

The Adelaide branches of the CPA have taken their call for solidarity with the trade unions to the streets in recent weeks. Members displayed their un-missable message from the Jervois Bridge in the Port Adelaide district and the Morphett Street Bridge in the city centre. The comrades were rewarded with lots of expressions of support from morning peak hour commuters. The slogan “Workers need strong unions like the CFMEU” was not popular with management at a construction site on North Terrace but workers clearly had a different attitude.

The CPA in Adelaide is developing aspects of the Party’s nationwide Workers’ Rights Campaign and will kick off a Community Union Defence League (CUDL) at a function at the Semaphore Workers Club on Saturday February 27 between 4 and 8pm. The event is a fundraiser for hard-working CFMEU organiser Jimmy O’Connor, who was fined $12,000 in the Federal Court in Adelaide last August for trying to secure employment for a local worker. The function will feature speakers from the trade unions and community and musical items. Entry is $10.

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