Save Australia Post jobs!


GEELONG — A protest outside the local mail centre on June 9 coincided with Australia Post's first transfer of Geelong mail to Dandenong to be sorted by machine, placing local jobs at risk.

Speakers at the protest included federal Labor MP Gavin O'Connor, state Labor MP Ian Trezise and Geelong Trades Hall secretary Tim Gooden. Banners calling on Australia Post to save country jobs were held up to passing traffic. Later that evening, for 45 minutes protesters blocked two trucks carrying Geelong mail, before being directed by police to stand aside.

Justine Kamprad

From Green Left Weekly, June 14, 2006.

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