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Senate socialist candidate calls on ABC workers to strike indefinitely to defend the public broadcaster

Independent socialist and prospective ACT Senate candidate, John Passant, today called on ABC staff to walk off the job indefinitely to stop the mass sackings taking place right now.

Mr Passant said that such action would be ‘illegal’ under Labor and Liberal industrial laws and the workers would face fines and possibly jail for striking.

Good luck with any government trying to fine or jail Leigh Sales, Barry Cassidy, Virginia Haussegger or Annabel Crabb if they or other similar well known ABC journalists did have the courage to take justified strike action to defend the ABC, Mr Passant said.

ABC workers would have massive public support if they did strike, Mr Passant said. The unions have the perfect opportunity to defend jobs, defend the ABC and smash the rotten laws restricting our freedom to strike he added. Mr Passant said that workers at the ABC have little to lose and a lot to gain by striking until the Abbott government and management back down.

They can win but only concerted strike action offers that possibility, Mr Passant said. The time for pussyfooting around and letting the government and management destroy jobs and with it the ABC is past. Militant action can win, Mr Passant said. He urged all ABC workers to organise in their workplaces now to strike to defeat the jobs massacre.