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MOVES ON BULL REJECTED MELBOURNE, June 14.
Tib's should spell the death-knell of all Com mumtts m the federation' Mr. H. E. Clarke, Victorian secretary of tke Water tide Workers* Federation, said after to
day s meeting of waternders m fletfcoente. By 2£80 vote* to 120, the men meeting rejected the Federal executive'* recommendation for a triple alliance with the Communist-controlled SeamenV Union and Miner** Federation agam*t the Communitt Party Dutolution BUI.
The meeting carried the following : amendment :— 'We do not believe that the recommendatioite are a true reflection of the feel Ings of Australian workers.' The amendment condemned certain principles in the Bill as being an abrogation of the es tablished rights of the indi vidual in a democratic Austra lia, but added:— 'We believe that oar Fede ral execative'8 , recommenda tion is an attempt to mislead e«r members, and that the Act is intended to remove from office known members of ? the Cammmaist Party, «r CouMnmist sapperten, be
cause these people are aatag their poslttons hi trade Batons to farther their revatattonary goal. 'We believe that these men ire under instructions from a foreign body, which has been round by a Royal Commission to be engaged In subversive ac tivities prejudicial to the wel fare of the Australian worker ud the country's economy.' ' Worker $ Will Not Lose' The amendment con tinued:— 'We do not be lieve that the Australian vorker will lose by the removal if the Communist leaders. 'We believe that greater Ighters for the welfare of workers are to be found in the nembersbip of the ALP. whose nistence is founded on its mown militancy. 'We win ast accept any aroiaial to whleh thefaaawa «l£e7eierati«i beestae In volved, as we are fafly aware CMM af federation awaey was ased wlthsat aMhetity. 'We will not agree that the Federal finances shall be used to fight what is purely a fight between two political parties— the Communist Party and the Liberal Party-both of whom are enemies of the Australian worker.' The amendment concluded by stating that directions to cease work on political matters wouU Dot be accepted, but full support waft} be given to industrial is ?ues; thartte decisions of the special ACTD congress would be accepted; and that the Men gies Government be warned that If it should take action against loyal unionists, any action taken by the ACTU would be sup ported. The meeting criticised the Federal execiuve's bapsdUon of a ban on Sunday work with ont first giving members an opportunity to dlacaw It It was stated that it would re duce waterslders' wages. It was decided that if the ban were not lifted before Friday, June 23, Melbourne branch members would resume Sunday work. Thousands Defy Militants SYDNEY, June 14 Thousands of workers defied instructions by their union executives to stop work today as a protest against the Commu nist Party Dissolution Bill At the Amalgamated Engineer ing Union stop-work meeting, there were heated exchanges between Right and Left-wing members. In many eases Caaunaaist attempts to win sympathy nt their flcht against theBfB were lebaffeo. Building workers rejected a proposal that they should oppose the Bill unconditionally. In stead they supported the Labor Party's stand on the BUI. Only about 1300 of the 8,000 members attended the meeting. Five thousand members of the Sydney branch of the Amalgamated Englneerini Union rejected by a substantial majority a motion to resist the anti-Red Bill. Communist speakers were howled down when they at tempted to speak in opposition to the Communist Party Disso lution BUI. When Mr. E. J. Sowe, a member «f the onton'a Com monwealth eoancil, aastea a statement attributed to the Mrne Minister that Coat manMs were wrecking a fine ?nien Bke the AEU, the ftVSWOCC CDCCfML (Continued an Page 3.)