24 September 2019

The Services Union and portable long service leave

Today on the show we were joined by The Services Union's lead organiser for social and community services workers, Justine Moran. Justine filled us in on the campaign to get portable long service leave, as well as some of the issues confronting social and community service workers in the industry.

First up though we give updates on first nations workers' actions happening across the country, in particular, the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy, as well as the campaign to Save Deebing Creek Mission - who are holding a working bee this weekend, head on out there if you are free!

We also hear of workers actions around the country, and reveal this week's scallywag of the week!
And of course, a massive shoutout to striking O-I Glass workers of the ETU Queensland & NT, now into their 11th week on strike! Support the strike here.
And if you are eligible to join The Services Union, then head on over to their website and join your union!

Songs played
When Our Turn Comes - Climate Strike
B-Town Warriors - People of the red sunset
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Some Jerks - A million girls
Weezer - Island in the sun

17 September 2019

The Workers Boom 2: Electric Boogaloo

This week, we once again fill in for Cam and Roo on Echo Boom to bring you a 3 hour episode of Workers Boom 2: Electric Boogaloo.

We speak to United Voice Lead organiser Linda and Delegate Kirsty to talk about some of the issues facing Early Childhood Educators as well as the efforts being by the union to organise and fight for better pay and conditions - The Big Steps Campaign.

In the second half of the show, we discuss United Voice's endorsement and decision to actively partake in the climate strike this coming Friday, as well as why it is a union issue, and something that all workers need to act upon.

Lastly we have a suprise visit from ETU rank and file member and O-I Glass striker Jesse, who joins us as we read out this weeks workers actions, and reveal our scallywag of the week - ENCO Seventeen Mile Rocks manager, Steven James!

Songs played
Faith No More - We Care A Lot
DRMNGNOW - Australia does not exist
Black Sabbath - War Pigs
The Bennie's - My Bike
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
A. Swayze & the Ghosts - Connect to Consume
Rage Against The Machine - Take The Power Back
Start Together - Az Nem Várhat
Redgum - Raggin'
The Interrupters - Take Back The Power
DZ Deathrays - Snake

10 September 2019

The Workers Boom

In Cam and Roos absence, Myself (Feargal) and Bill have taken over Echo Boom and brought in all our union mates to talk about industrial issues and play a few union favourites!

We are joined by: RTBU Queensland Branch assistant state secretary Tom Brown to talk about some of the issues confronting Bus Drivers; NUW organiser Isaac Avery to talk about issues facing farmers, warehouse workers, and the NUW active role in campaigning for the right to strike; and ETU organiser Gary Rogers talking to us about Asbestos silicosis.

And of course workers actions, the scallywag of the week, and upcoming events for the week.

Songs played
Billy Bragg - Power in a union
Thelma Plum - Better in black
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Waax - FU
Yeti Ghetto - New Love
Roo - Malicious Delicious
Living End - Roll On
Mode Atlanta - Song for the workers
Homeless Yellow - Nice Disease
Rage Against The Machine - Township Rebellion
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine
Pink - Funhouse
Twisted Sister - We're not gonna take it
Dropkick Murphys - Worker's song

03 September 2019

Tom and Alice from the Services Union

Today on the show we are joined by Alice and Tom, rank and file members of the Services Union, talking the campaigns being undertaken by the union, as well as some of the issues experienced by workers in the community and social services industy.

We also discuss workers action from Australian Unions who are organising First Nation Workers Leaders and news from Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council, Updates from NTEU National Tertiary Education Union, AMWU - Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union and our comrades across the ditch at Unite Union.
We also chat solidarity with #HomeToBilo and our ETU Queensland & NT comrades on the picket line at OI-Glass.
All that plus our Scallywag of the Week. We have a flip flopper of a doozy this week.
Also breaking news from Retail and Fast Food Workers Union.

Songs played
Billy Bragg - The Internationale
Kev Carmody - From little things big things grow
Mahalia - Suprise me
Hang - The Short