Defiant Unions Join Global Summit Protest
- Defiant unions to join global summit protest
Sydney Morning Herald
By BRAD NORINGTON
Unions are closely involved in the S11 protest group that
plans to shut down the World Economic Forum in Melbourne next
Monday, in defiance of the ACTU and its president, Ms Sharan
At least five unions are providing funding, logistic support
and demonstrators for the protest against corporate globalisation,
despite Ms Burrow's claims that unions "are not associated".
The ACTU has tried desperately to distance the union movement
from S11 to ward off a public relations disaster in the event
Ms Burrow insisted last week that unions were not part of Monday's
protest and would hold a separate, peaceful demonstration the next
But a number of unions will have a strong presence among S11
students, Trotskyists and anarchists whose objective is to stop
the three-day forum of world political and business leaders at
The two unions most heavily involved - the Construction Forestry
Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) and the Australian Manufacturing
Workers Union (AMWU) - were caught up in the 1996 riot at
Parliament House that ruined an ACTU campaign against Government
A Sydney-based co-ordinator of the S11 Coalition, the CFMEU
official Mr Phil Davey, confirmed that five unions were helping
to organise the Monday protest and were sending members to take
part. The first Sydney demonstrators left on buses yesterday and
up to 500 were booked into a Melbourne caravan park.
The CFMEU has come under attack from Government ministers for
providing a first-aid tent and calling for donations of bandages.
Mr Davey said the Monday protest by S11 would be "avowedly and
explicitly non-violent" and would involve up to 10,000 people.
However, posters around the city saying "Bring Seattle to
Melbourne" have evoked the violent clashes with police at last
year's meeting of the World Trade Organisation.
A CFMEU official from the Melbourne S11 group, Mr Steve Jolley,
said: "We're going to blockade it. We're aiming to stop this
meeting. We're aiming to close this down."
A militant Victorian leader of the AMWU, Mr Craig Johnston, said
he would not attend the S11 protest but said it had his support.
"I'm sure some of our members will be there."
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