27 August 2019

APN and the fight against the cashless welfare card

Jayden from Anti-Poverty Network QLD joins us to talk about the Raise The Rate!! Scrap The Card! rally and the struggle for a decent safety net for workers.

We will also talk about Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy and AMWU - Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union comrades great victory in the Federal court. So much more as well as the scallywag of the week - LNP candidate for Mayo, Georgina Dower!

Songs played
Crass - Do they owe us a living?
Wurrumpi Band - Sit Down Money
Sepultura - Refuse/Resist
Hearts and Rockets - Drama club
Plateau - Poor and Educated
The Chats - Bus Money

20 August 2019

CFMEU - Here for the Blue!

Today on the show we are joined by CFMEU union organiser Blake, and health and safety rep Hayden, both members of the CFMEU Youth Crew, talking to us about working conditions on construction sites.

Our Scallywag of the week, Scott Morrison opposing efforts to #raisetherate of Newstart, and the nomination from Hayden and Blake - foreign mining corp Glencore, who have been forced by ATO to open their books!

Plus updates on workers action being taken up by the RTBU, CPSU, Public Service Association, and Anti-Poverty Network SA (among others), to take a stand against efforts by the South Australian Liberal Party government to privatise public services.
And of course, a shout out to our Yuggera Ugarapul comrades fighting to Save Deebing Creek Mission, and our comrades in the ETU in their struggle to maintain their hard-fought for conditions at O.I. Glass South Brisbane.

Songs played
Dropkick Murphys - Worker's Song
Tia Gastelow - Vague Utopia
Her Nightmare - Class War
Rancid - Harry Bridges
The Dubliners - McAlpine's Fusiliers
Thigh Master - Mould Lines

13 August 2019

Deebing Creek documentary and MUA action at DP World

Today on the show we spoke to Maritime Union of Australia delegates, Craig and Matt, from DP World and Hutchinson terminals at the Port of Brisbane. We discussed the current EBA negotiations occurring at DP world, as well as got updates on conditions and struggles happening down at the port. We also talked about the solidarity efforts being taken to deepen the ties between Hutchinson dock workers in Australia and Indonesia, through affiliates of the ITF Dockers.
Once again the MUA demonstrating why they are our favourite union - leading the way in the effort to build international solidarity between workers of the west and the global south!

We Also talk to Terry Royan about the documentary he has made about about Deebing Creek mission, being screened this Saturday at Banshees Bar & Artspace in Ipswich at 6pm. Find out more at Save Deebing Creek Mission.

Songs played
Bruce Springsteen - Promised Land
Kev Carmody -Thou Shalt Not Steal
Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
Roo - Malicious Delicious

Radiothon Variety Show - 14th August 11am - 5pm at 4ZZZ
Deebing Creek documentary screening - 17th August 6pm at Banshees Bar
Picket to #MakeRideshareDrivingSafe - 19th August 9am - 5pm at 252 Montague Rd, West End
30yrs after Fitzgerald - Respect Inc - 21st August 1:30pm at Parliament House, Brisbane
Raise The Rate!! Scrap The Card! - 31st August 1pm - 3pm at Queens Park, Brisbane
Disgruntled Day - 7th September 2pm at Club Greenslopes

07 August 2019

RTBU delegate mentorship program

Today on the show we talk to RTBU rank and file member, and youth co-convenor Byron Cubit, about the delegate mentorship program he has developed for the union. We also cross over to our comrade Chris Bingham, for a live update on the Extinction Rebellion Protest in the CBD.

Updates from the CFMMEU, NUW, IEU, Together Union, HSU and AMWU.

This weeks Scallywag of the week:
Sash Japanese Sydney, in Surry Hills, directors Kyle Stagoll and Dave Nelson, who have blamed having to pay workers Award rates as the reason they went broke.

Songs played
The Pogues - Poor Paddy
Wilcannia Barkindji Soldiers - Heartbeat
Public Enemy - Fight the Power
Voiid - Dipshit
Mode Atlanta - Song for the Workers