Works on hold at Cockatoo Island, Sydney.

Some weeks ago the Boilermakers and Ship Builders’ Union failed to come to terms with the Shipwrights’ Union over the demarcation of work at the naval dockyards, Cockatoo Island, in respect to building new portions of frames for the renovation and remodelling of the Gayundah, an old vessel that is being altered for the Commonwealth. The boiler-makers took up the attitude that the work of attaching the plates should have gone with the building of the frames, and they decided to have nothing to do with the vessel. Work on the Gayundah is now held up. The Minister for Defence stated yesterday that he would look into this matter forthwith.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954)  Wed 29 Apr 1914   Page 17