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Issue #1788      August 2, 2017

Australian trade union solidarity with Venezuela

Resolution adopted at the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Sydney Branch Meeting, 25/7/2017

The MUA Sydney branch resolves:

To pledge our resolute solidarity with the people of Venezuela and their Bolivarian Revolution.

To reject the intervention of the US and other capitalist powers in Venezuela.

To oppose the attacks by violent, fascist gangs of the right-wing opposition in that country.

To call on the Australian labour movement to express solidarity with the Venezuelan people, and against right-wing attacks on Venezuelan democracy.

To call on the government and parliament of Australia to dissociate itself from US intervention in Venezuela’s internal affairs, and to express full support for a peaceful resolution of the current crisis in Venezuela.

To support the upcoming action against Trump’s proposed sanctions on Venezuela this Saturday, July 29, 12 noon at Sydney Town Hall.

Carried Unanimously.


Resolution adopted at the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU) Victoria Branch Meeting, 26/7/2017:

This CFMEU Branch Meeting resolves:

To pledge our support with the people of Venezuela and their Bolivarian Revolution Socialist Government.

This meeting notes the Venezuelan government is a democratically elected government and we reject the intervention of the US and other capitalist powers in Venezuela.

We call on the Australian labour movement to express solidarity with workers in Venezuela and against fascist and violent gangs.

We call on the Australian government to dissociate itself with the US intervention and to work towards a peaceful resolution to this crisis in Venezuela.

Carried Unanimously.

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