Friday, July 01, 2005

Blue Mountains: 1000 in IR protest meetings

Organisers were overwhelmed as an estimated 1000 workers from the Blue mountains met in a number of locations to take part in the Unions NSW state wide protest, broadcast live from a huge rally at Sydney Town Hall.

At the Hotel Geerin in Katoomba there were 200 while at the Katoomba RSL 300 crammed into two neighbouring rooms. 400 workers also rallied at Springwood's Royal Hotel and more than 100 in Blaxland.

At some 200 locations throughout NSW an estimated 100,000 workers passed the same resolution: to keep up the struggle against the Howard government planned changes to Industrial Relations laws in Australia.

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