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Clemo Fights for Wage Justice

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CFMEU scaffoler Justin 'Clemo' Clements was cheered on by hundreds of building workers as he entered the boxing ring. at Star City Casino on Friday 28 April.


He was proudly displaying a large placard saying: 'I Support Casino Workers Fight.'

The placard was clearly visible and would have been seen by

hundreds of thousands of viewers on Fox Sky TV.

The casino workers are fighting for better wages and conditions including the questions of passive smoking and intoxicated patron behaviours.

Justin easily won his title fight on points against his tough Maori opponent John Pulo who was built like a solid brick wall.

The fight lasted the whole eight rounds with Pulo taking the full punishment from Justin but refusing to give in.

Justin was also spotted with a CFMEU cap when he entered the ring and his team of trainers wore CFMEU polo t-shirts with the slogan: 'CFMEU Union Fighter.'

At the end of the fight Justin put back his cap and gave the CFMEU supporters a thumps up salute. He said: 'I am proud to be union and I fully support the casino workers fight for wage justice.'

The casino is making mega profits and its about time they listen to their hard working workers and gave them their proper wages and conditions.

Justin will be off to Italy next where he will be fighting for the cruiser-weight title.

Passive Smoking Laws Welcomed

Meanwhile a State Government decision to ban smoking in enclosed spaces has left Casino workers out in the cold, with gaming tables not included in the ban.

The issue of passive smoking, particular on dealers, is one of the key issues driving the current campaign at the Casino.

With Casino management refusing to budge on the issue and ban smaking at the tables, workers had hoped the government initiative would force the issue.

The workers, members of the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union are now planning a campaign to place pressure on authorities to extend the ban.


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*   Issue 52 contents

In this issue
*  Interview: War Stories from the Shakey Isles
After being flat-earthed, New Zealand unions are making a comeback under a new progressive government. Darien Fenton is at the forefront of the resurgence.
*  Unions: Laying It On the Line
A complex international legal web underpins a long-running South Coast picket.
*  International: Alive and Kicking
Those representing right wing political forces and strategists for multi-national corporations would be disappointed by the success of the recently concluded Congress of the WFTU in Delhi.
*  Economics: Fair Trade not Free Trade
The successful MAI and Seattle campaigns have sparked a new debate about the role of the World Trade Organization.
*  History: The Manchester Movement
Manchester, in Asa Briggs memorable phrase, was the shock city of the early nineteenth century, a small and obscure market town that in a matter of a few years had become a huge city.
*  Satire: Passing the Buck
Government report tells bosses how to lie and pass the buck: Reith blames Kemp
*  Review: A Book to Set the Left Right
The Australian Finacial Review's Stephen Long gives his verdict on 'Tales from the new Shop Floor'.

»  Conference Showdown Looms Over Stellar
»  Olympics Pay Fight Hots Up
»  Victims Compo Win for Workers
»  Living Wage to Flow Through Fast
»  Women Part-Timers Fight ANZ
»  Clemo Fights for Wage Justice
»  Community Workers Vote to Strike
»  New Report: TV Casting Discriminatory
»  Call for ACCC Prosecutions Over Japan Coal
»  Sydney Support for Korean Workers and Arrested Officials
»  Maternity Protection Goes Global
»  Ten Years Hard Labor for Shaw
»  Sydney CD's Head For Dili
»  May One - Ground Zero

»  The Soapbox
»  The Locker Room
»  Trades Hall
»  Tool Shed

Letters to the editor
»  Negotiation - Reith Style
»  Propaganda or News?
»  A Recipe for Modern Unionism
»  Disappointed by May Day Coverage
»  Politics in the Pub

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