Ark Tribe the South Australian Construction worker's trial started again today (July 20th) and was greeted once again with rallies around the country in solidarity. Ark is being tried for refusing to appear before the draconian ABCC introduced by Howard and kept by Rudd/Gillard. Ark was called before the ABCC for "illegally" entering a site to resolve an OHS dispute. The trial is expected to last for three days and the CFMEU has promised a campaign of industrial action in the spirit of the General Strike that greeted the jailing of Clary O'Shea in 1969.
Listen to thewire story July 20 produced by community radio. "If found guilty he will be the first person imprisoned under the Howard Government’s Industrial Relations laws. Featured in story: Andrew Ferguson – State Secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union and George Williams – Professor of Law at University of New South Wales." - Listen to MP3