|Issue No 94||04 May 2001|
New Theatre Under Threat
Unionists have been asked to lend a hand to the New Theatre, a Sydney landmark currently struggling to survive financially.
Teachers Federation delegate to Labor Council and long-time New Theatre member, Frank Barnes asked unions to chip in to help the community arts venture.
Trade unions assisted in the construction of the King Street premises in Newtown and many of the plays performed over the years had promoted union values.
"We have preformed 450 shows, more than 200 of them Australian," Barnes says.
Barnes says the trade union movement and the New Theatre have always had a close connection and that several unions had already come forward. These include the Municipal Employees, the Flight Attendants, the Nurses, the AMWU and the CFMEU. Labor Council last night pledged $1000 towards the Theatre's future.
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Politics: M1 and the Trade Unions
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History: Il Duce Roberto?
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International: Cuban Call for Global Labour Rights
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Economics: The G-Word
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