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Wednesday, 21 October 1931


Mr WHITE - Has the attention of the Prime Minister been called to the following manifesto issued by the Marine Transport Section, a minority group of the Waterside Workers Federation, and a communist organization: -

TO A1YL WATERSIDE WORKERS OF MELBOURNE.

Comrades,

The decision of the Melbourne seamen not to man the Dimboola, because of the fact that thu shipowners intended using it as a means of smashing the fighting spirit of the New South Willee seamen, who ure on strike against tha victimization of a member of the crew 0 the Canberra, demands immediate action on the part of the waterside workers of Melbourne.

The seamen have declared the Dimboola " black ", which menus that this ship should not be bandied in any way by any section of the working class, and this decision is a call to the fighting spirit of the waterside workers, si ca.ll to the solidarity of all members of tho working class, a call that must be answered by the waterside workers falling into line »v i tb the seamen.

The seamen have set up a Rank and File Strike Committee-







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