Thursday, June 21, 2007

Mighell Defends CFMEU's McDonald

Electrical Trades Union leader and former ALP member, Dean Mighell, has sprung to the defence of Joe McDonald.

Mr McDonald is facing expulsion from the Labor Party after a Perth court released a tape showing him abusing an employer on a Perth construction site.

Mr Mighell has told ABC radio that Labor is suffering from a John Howard induced identity crisis.

He says Mr Rudd still doesn't understand unions or the passionate commitment of militant union leaders like Mr McDonald.

"If he understood the battle we face and how hard it is to represent workers .. and people like Joe and I were very passionate," he said.

"We love representing workers and that's what we do with a passion and we'll fight to the death for them."

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