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Jack Mundey has passed away

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May 11 2020 02:57
Jack Mundey has passed away

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/11/jack-mundey-union...

Not sure how much people outside of Australia know him, but Mundey was a very important figure in the history of Australian class struggle. He was a key leader in the New South Wales Builder's Labourers Federation as they entered a period of unprecedented militancy, combining the interests of its members with the ecological concerns of local residents, saving countless historical buildings from demolition with their now famous 'Green Bans'.

A longer obituary from an anarchist in Melbourne is here:

http://www.redblacknotes.com/2020/05/11/vale-jack-mundey/

Some more info here and in the comments:

https://libcom.org/history/1971-1974-green-bans-by-builders-in-australia

This article is also interesting:

http://links.org.au/node/4651

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May 14 2020 23:40

One of the things that Jack Mundey introduced to NSW BLF that really gave the Maoist federal leadership the shits was insisting that the union officials start work in the BLF office at 6am - the time that BLs would start on site.