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Well attended rallies of building workers in Melbourne and Adelaide last week kicked off the long campaign to defeat the federal government's proposed industrial relations law changes. Thousands of workers in Melbourne and over 1500 in Adelaide left their jobs in an act of defiance against the so-called Building and Construction Industry Improvement Bill. The Bill contains retrospective provisions dating back to March 10. These outlaw all industrial action during the life of an agreement and boost fines for unsanctioned industrial action to $110,000 for organisations and $22,000 for individuals. Read Bob Briton's article