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Issue #1770      March 22, 2017


Sally McManus.

To: Sally McManusSecretary Australian Councilof Trade Unions

Dear Sally,

We are writing on behalf of the Communist Party of Australia to congratulate you on your election as Secretary of the ACTU. It is a great achievement and a reflection of the hard work you have done fighting for trade union members and building the Australian Services Union.

We are committed to standing behind you and the trade union movement in the struggle to restore penalty rates, ensure the safety of workers on worksites, and abolish the ABCC and other repressive anti-union laws. As you told the media, “Australia has been built by working people who have had the courage to stand up to unfair and unjust rules and demand something better.”

We believe strongly in the independence of trade unions and their right to fight for their members and a better society using whatever means they deem appropriate. We also support the lifting of restrictions on the right to strike and take other industrial action.

We pledge our full support in the building and strengthening of the trade union movement, winning stronger rights and tackling the rampant lawlessness of employers who rip off their employees and put the safety and lives of people at risk.

We wish you all success in your work.

In solidarity

Bob Briton – General Secretary of the CPA
Vinnie Molina – National President of the CPA

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