29 October 2019

The lock-on laws

This week we are joined by Alexis Pink from The Pineapple Rebellion to explain the process of its creation, what it does, and to clear up some misconceptions.
We also have further updates on Deebing Creek and other worker's actions around the country.

Songs played
Kate Tempest - Europe Is Lost
Lexicon - Shame
A.B. Original - 2 Black 2 Strong
Hard-Ons - It Seems Like I've Spent Every Penny That I've Earnt Today
WAAX - Same Same

22 October 2019

Update on Deebing Creek and report back on the rally for the right to protest

As workers rallied in Brisbane against Qld Labor's Summary Offences and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 we were at 4ZZZ bringing you the world famous The Workers Hour.
Not only did we discuss the Bill and subsequent rally but were joined by local anarchist and IWW member Jaxom Kerlin to report back on the rally that was organised by Action Ready.
We gave an update on Deebing Creek and announced the Scallywag of the Week. We have a real doozy this week.

Songs played
Last Quokka - Nazi Scum
Dispossessed - Warpath Never Ended
The Parameters - Pig City
Midnight Oil - Read About It
The Chats - Smoko

15 October 2019

The battle is over, but the war continues. Outcome of the O-I glass strike.

We are joined this week by Gary Rogers, and organiser for the ETU who has been involved in the O-I glass strike that has raged on for the past 15 weeks, finally coming to and end last Friday. Gary will fill us in on the outcome of the strike and join us as we cover the workers action going on this week in Australia and around the world.

Songs played
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine
Kerrianne Cox - Woman Got No History
Flangipanis - Piss In Your Beer
FriendlyFire - Unhinge and Rebel
Flatfoot 56 - Toil
Sunscreen - High Over Love

08 October 2019

Worker Action Special

We have no guest this week but plenty of workers action happening.
Some great news out of Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy. We also discuss action from RTBU, Australian Musicians Alliance, AMWU, CFMEU, RAFFWU, MUA, The Services Union, Together, AMIEU, and the ETU.
All this plus The Workers Hour's famous Scallywag of the week is announced.

Songs played
The Molotovs - Class Enemy
Birdz - Nations
Redgum - Killing Floor
Flangipanis - Getting By
Flangipanis - In The Bin

01 October 2019

Organising Transport Workers

This week, we have guest co-host, Kleon Toffetti whilst Feargal is on holidays. We also have Peter Biagini from Transport Workers Union in the studio to chat about Transport Workers action and what is involved in organising the transport industry.

We also have updates and news from: Deebing Creek, MEAA, AMWU, RAFFWU, and ETU, plus our Scallywag of the Week.

The IWW is putting on a panel discussion about the history of the IWW in Australia at the East Brisbane Bowls Club on the 27th of October. Find out more here.

Songs played
Billy Bragg - There Is Power in a Union
Thelma Plum - Better in Blak
Cold Chisel - Shipping Steel
The Chats - Identity Theft