|Issue No 6||26 March 1999|
Bracks Gets Pallas Envoy
ACTU assistant secretary Tim Pallas will be working with Victorian Opposition leader Steve Bracks until after the State election.
Pallas told Workers Online he had taken leave without pay until the election, expected any time after June this year, to fill the position of Chief-of-Staff to the new Labor leader.
He says his move is indicative of the entire Labor movement rallying around efforts to reclaim government in Victoria.
"The reason the ACTU allowed me to go was that the election of a Labor Government in Victoria is one of the most effective things that the trade union movement can do right now."
The move occurs against the backdrop of trade union antagonism towards former leader John Brumby, which culminated in a walk-out by some union officials during the ALP State Conference last month.
Pallas says he was enjoying the new challenge. "It's an entirely different environment," he says. "It's very much political, greater emphasis on the day to day thrust of politics with a range of issues that are of critical importance for unions."
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