Union of Christmas Island Workers

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Full name Union of Christmas Island Workers
Founded 1974
Affiliation ACTU
Key people Foo Kee Heng, president
Gordon Thomson, general secretary
Office location Christmas Island
Country Australia

The Union of Christmas Island Workers (UCIW) is a trade union in Christmas Island, the non self-governing territory of Australia. It represents workers on the island, and is affiliated with the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

Gordon Bennett, who arrived to head the organization in 1979, is still revered by the Malay and Chinese population of the island for his role in advocating for their labour rights.[1]


  1. ^ Mark Dapin (1 November 2008). Strange Country. Pan Macmillan Australia. pp. 86–. ISBN 978-1-74262-368-9. 
  • ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7. 

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