Combined Waterfront Group of Unions

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NEWCASTLE — Around 180 members of the Combined Waterfront Group of Unions staged a stop-work and march on the morning of February 17, in protest at Maritime Services Board plans to make 30 blue collar workers redundant in pursuit of "structural efficiency". Chanting "Give Nick the flick" and "Jobs, not dole queues", they marched to the MSB office, where speakers condemned government job shedding, particularly in a city which has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. Photograph and report by Graham Matthews.

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