Solidarity forever

The union lines up against the Liberals

The National Tertiary Education Union is reputed to have spent $1m in the 2013 election, supporting (but not donating to) the campaigns of Adam Bandt (Greens-Vic) and Andrew Wilkie (Ind-Tas) both of whom got-up plus Greens Senate tickets, (CMM

But this time the green is more grass-roots than the colour of money. Union president Alison Barnes says “we are generally supporting progressive candidates, in particular ALP and Greens candidates in the ACTU targeted marginal seats, and asking our members to get involved in those campaigns which are being managed by the local trades and labour councils.”

The union’s Victorian division is asking officials and activists to staff a call centre where the message to members is “put the Liberals last.”


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