Union threats will not affect the Australian GP

Attempts by electrical workers in Melbourne to disrupt the Australian Grand Prix by going on strike during the Grand Prix weekend are no thought likely to succeed. The electricians want an annual pay rise of five percent. They are aware that their action will not be popular in Melbourne but union officials say that a strike is necessary to get what they want.

But the Grand Prix organisers do not seem to be overly worried about the problem.

If the worst does come to the worst the state government could always bring in the army to ensure that any wiring problems at the Grand Prix are quickly solved.

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