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ACTU - East Timor campaign
Radio Australia - World News, 8 September 99 (2.57pm)
Australia's peak union body announces its campaign for peace
Australia's peak union body, the Australian Council of Trade Unions, has announced a campaign for peace in East Timor.
Nino Tesoriero reports .. the campaign includes bans on all Indonesian
government and commercial interests in Australia.
ACTU officials met this morning to finalise details of the campaign and
have now called on the labour councils and all affiliates to undertake a
campaign for peace in East Timor. The campaign includes bans to be
placed on Indonesian government and commercial interests, a
withdrawl of services other than those considered essential from similar
interests and a call for a consumer boycott of Indonesian products and
services. The ACTU affiliates have also supported calls for
international finance agencies such as the IMF to suspend assistance
until peace is restored. ACTU president, Jenny George, says any
employer who tries to penalise workers for taking part in the campaign
will be opposed by the whole union movement.