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Sydney Plumbers News

Plumbers' Case Put On Hold

Saturday March 21, 1987
CANBERRA: A High Court judge has ordered a stay until May at least in contempt proceedings against the Plumbers and Gasfitters Employees' Union. The contempt proceedings were brought against the union after it failed to obey a Federal Court order to lift bans at 14 Sydney building sites.

Plumbers Defy Court Order To Lift Bans

Wednesday March 18, 1987
Building industry employers will tell a Federal Court judge today that the plumbers' union has failed to comply with his orders to lift all bans on 14 major building sites in the Sydney metropolitan area. Justice Murray Wilcox ordered the Plumbers and Gasfitters' Employees Union last Fr

The Brains Behind It

Wednesday March 18, 1987
Glen Batchelor has the reputation of being a tough union official. The 33-year-old assistant secretary of the NSW Plumbers' Union is credited with being the brains behind the Sydney end of the eight-month industrial campaign If the court finds that the Plumbers and Gasfitters' Employees U

Plumbers Ordered To Lift Site Bans

Saturday March 14, 1987
The plumbers' union must lift its bans at 14 major Sydney building sites by midday on Tuesday, a Federal Court judge ordered yesterday. If the bans are not lifted, the NSW assistant secretary of the plumbers union, Mr Glen Batchelor, and four other officials could be jailed for contempt of

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