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Service Without The Smiles

Friday February 27, 1987
AGENDA set the challenge: which of our readers could come up with the worst example of service in Sydney? Was it Diana Lipman, of St Ives, who upset the plumber and ended up with two overflowing toilets and a house full of guests on New Year's Eve? Was it Glen Preece, of Armidale, who paid for a s

Plumbers Facing Damages Claim

Friday February 20, 1987
The militant plumbers' union could be forced to pay millions of dollars in damages under applications lodged by building employers in the Federal Court in Sydney yesterday. Seven major NSW employers are seeking damages under the secondary boycotts provisions of the Trade Practices Act ag

The Building Industry Wants To Hose Down The Plumbers

Saturday February 14, 1987
PETER Lane, the State secretary of the plumbers' union, needs to make only 12 phone calls to bring the NSW building industry to a halt. The calls, to the 12 major fire sprinkler companies, would see the installation of almost all sprinklers stopped. If the little sprinkler knobs, which ev

Plumbers' Union Faces Court Battle With Bosses

Saturday February 7, 1987
Building industry employers are to seek the deregistration of the Plumbers' Union, as part of a stepped-up legal campaign to end a crippling six-month dispute which is costing the industry millions of dollars. In a separate legal action, the NSW Master Builders' Association is taking the

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