Union defends tenants

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Union defends tenants

SYDNEY — Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union members joined a picket at a Glebe Point Road boarding house on December 1 to protest against the threatened eviction of two tenants. It is believed the owner wants to convert the premises into a backpackers' hostel. Eighty-one-year old Josie Hart, who has lived there for 32 years, is refusing to move. Thousands of people in Sydney risk becoming homeless as their low-rent rooms are converted into tourist accommodation for the Olympics.

Photo by Tom Flanagan.