SYDNEY MAY HAVE NO
SYDNEY, Wed: Gas strikers closed down the Mortlake gas works tonight, and Mr L. Thompson, secretary of the central committee controlling the strike, claimed that this would mean that Sydney would probably be without gas tomor-
The position at North Shore and Manly gas works was obscure, be- cause police prevented pickets enter- ing both works. However, the com- mittee believed it would be only a matter of time before gas produc- tion ceased at both places because of coal shortage.
The Australian Seamen's Union Federal executive today informed the Colliery Owners' Association that union members would not convey
materials or products to or from gas works until the strike was settled.
A mass meeting of workers em- ployed in the gas industry today en- dorsed the central committee's taking over of Mortlake works. Another mass meeting may be held tomor-
Mr G. S. Boyd, Sydney County Council general manager, said the
council held only enough coal to maintain electricity supplies until miners resumed after the Christ-