The Tasmanian LHMU has challenged the islands employers and other unions to dig deep for the victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunamis by launching a silent auction for a valuable piece of cricket memorabilia.

An Australian Flag, signed by 8 members of the all-conquering Australian
cricket team (including Captain Ricky Ponting and Vice Captain Adam Gillchrist),
will be auctioned until the end of the month.

Money goes to Union Aid projects for Tsunami relief

The money raised by the auction will be donated to the Union Aid Abroad
– APHEDA Tsunami appeal
to support work being undertaken to relieve
distress caused by the Tsunamis.

“This is an opportunity to support relief and reconstruction work and pick up
a valuable piece of memorabilia at the same time,” LHMU Tasmania Branch
Secretary David O’Byrne said today.

” We call upon employers – be they large or small – and other Tasmania
unions, to make a bid, ” he said.

Bidding started

” The LHMU has started the bidding at $500.

The LHMU secured the signed flag through the cooperation of Australian all
rounder Darren Lehmann.

E-mail bids

All bids can be emailed to:

The winning bid will be announced at the end of
the month.

LHMU Tasmania represents thousands of Tasmanian workers in the following
industries: Hospitality; Child care; Cleaning;Public Sector; and Baking.

Read earlier LHMU stories about the tsunami crisis

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workers raise $10,000 for tsunami relief

Australian unions
aid victims of earthquake-tsunami

You too can help

The Australian union movement’s overseas aid agency Union Aid Abroad -APHEDA
has established its own special Tsunami fund.

Find out
about how Australian unionists can help the tsunami relief work

are unions across the globe doing for tsunami relief?

about the global union response to this crisis