It was attended by editors of other Greek newspapers, leaders of Greek associations in Sydney, many trade union leaders, including the general secretary of the Waterside Workers’ Federation, Mr. C. Fitzgibbon, the general secretary of the Seamen’s Union Mr; E. V. Elliott and the NSW secretary of the Vehicle Builders’ Union, Mr. M. McCarney. Messrs. Fitzgibbon and McCarney both made speeches which paid tribute to the Greek workers, in their respective unions. Mr. Fitzgibbon said he would be happy to work for the unity of Greek and Australian workers in the trade union movement. Mr. McCarney said his union believed in the assimilation of foreign born workers into the unions. He said that the role of Neos Kosmos was correct in fighting for this. He paid tribute to Greek culture and emphasised that while migrants could learn from Australians, Australians in turn had a lot to learn from workers who migrated to this country.
Union Leaders Praise Greek Workers at Anniversary Ball
- Date: July 11, 1962
SYDNEY: A gala ball was held last Saturday night at the Atlas Club Hall, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Neos Kosmos (New World), the Greek newspaper with the biggest circulation of any foreign language paper in Australia. The article was published in the Tribune, Sydney, Wed 11 Jul 1962