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Wednesday, 28 May 1930

Stormy Meeting of Sydney Wharf Labourers

Sydney, Wednesday

The wharf labourers held a stormy meeting to-day. A section bitterly attacked the president, Mr. W. Mills. This section also seeks to remove other officials from their positions.

It was alleged at the meeting that it was costing too much to run the union, as out of an income of ?2,232 over ?1,400 had been paid out in fees to officials, while ?1,000 had been paid by the union in fees and expenses for the Melbourne conference during the overtime strike in November. The union ballot cost ?200. The credit account in June was ?4,386, but at the end of December it was only ?1,986.

Those are only three of a number of complaints made in union circles regarding the expenditure of funds.

Senator Rae -Almost as bad as some of the insurance companies.

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