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BUNNERONG HOLD-UP THREATENS SPREAD TO MAJOR STOPPAGE SYDNEY, Sunday.

15 October 1945, The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995), page 1

…October 16th edition, 3rd column of Melbourne's "The Argus" paper. m http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/page/632024?zoomLevel=2 m I have found no direct mention of a dock workers strike in the papers. However, there is a big-too-do being made about the ongoing Bunnerong Power House strike. The first page of the newspaper I posted above: m http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/page/632020?zoomLevel=2 m Also in "The Townsville Daily": m http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/page/55 ... oomLevel=2 m Further, "The Canberra Times" on October 15th mentions that there are seven unions that will not be participating in "sympathy strikes", but lists only two - The Australian Workers Union & the Australian Society of Engineers: m http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2647771 m…

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"COMMUNISTS' STRENGTH LIES IN CHAOS"

15 October 1945, Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), page 1

…those in the jungle. There is also no shortage of examples of soldiers, both Australian and American, shifting their own cargo, and up to 50% faster than the local wharfies! This in spite of being new at it. As is mentioned in the articles, this is at least partly because of their youth. Regarding the other unions, I have found the names of six: The unions which have signified their intention to work include the Australian Workers' Union, the Australian Engineers' Union, the Australian Society of Engineers, the Electrical Trades Union, the Plumbers' Union, and the Clerks' Union. Source: m http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/114614085 m…