27 November 2019

Negotiating for catholic school workers, Free West Papua, and workplace injuries.

Left to right - Feargal, Brad, Bill

Welcome to the final episode of The Workers Hour, as we are now Workers Power, and we will have a two hour show from 10-12am Tuesday. This week we are joined by Brad, the assistant secretary of the Independent Education Union, QLD and NT branch. To discuss the ongoing EBA negotiations for catholic school workers. Then we have Ash Brennan, who has been organising solidarity gigs for the Free West Papua Campaign, come to the Rockin' for West Papua gig at Banshees Bar & Artspace this Saturday at 7pm. Finally we have Ganesh from Sciaccas Lawyers to discuss how to deal with all the legalities involved when fate deals you a workplace injury.
The Internet Archive, which we use to host the recordings of this show, is running a 2 to 1 matching campaign, so any donations you make to it will be tripled. To support Workers Power, along with all the other amazing work that The Internet Archive does, consider donating.

Songs played
Roaring Jack - The Lads of the B.L.F.
Bwgcolman Mob - Time Will Tell
Doxa - Carrier
Ska-P - El Vals del Obrero
Some Jerks - A Million Girls
Roo - Malicious Delicious
The Saints - Know Your Product
Billy Bragg - There Is Power in a Union
Dropkick Murphys - Worker's Song
Tia Gostelow - Vague Utopia
Civil Villains - Soapbox
Midnight Oil - Kosciusko
The Dubliners - The Molly Maguires
The Chameleons - Up the Down Escalator
INXS - Mystify
David Bridie - Act of Free Choice
Last Quokka - Privilege

19 November 2019

The legendary Bob Carnegie, the IWW, the trade unions, and climate change

Left to right: Jaxom, Bob, Feargal

We've got another long show this week as we fill in for Echo Boom after they had their final show last week. Since Bill was off fighting for RAFFWU members we had Jaxom fill in for him.
We are joined by Bob Carnegie, former state secretary of the MUA, member of the IWW, and long-time working class activist, to discuss various topics including the IWW in the US, climate change, the state of trade unions in Australia and their future.
We also discuss solidarity unionism, and workers actions from the TWU, the ETU, the brand new UWU, and more.

Songs played
Last Quokka - Privilege
Drmngnow - Australia Does Not Exist
Billy Bragg - Joe Hill
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind
Majestic Horses - Call You Out
Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows
Chakra Efendi - Morphine
Lunchtime - Deception Bay
Waax- FU
BOAT SHOW - I Don't Get It
flangipanis - Scully
The Clash - Up In Heaven
Alla Spina - Getting Nowhere
Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism
Jimmy Barnes - Working Class Hero
Birdz - Black Lives Matter
A.B. Original - 2 Black 2 Strong
Soundgarden - Blow Up The Outside World

13 November 2019

Macca's strike and other worker's action/news.

No guest this week so we are covering a bunch of news about workers' action in so-called Australia and around the world, including the McDonald's workers strike in London.

Songs played
Midnight Oil - Armistice Day
Jackie Brown Jr - Sauvignon Bogan
DiƤt - Young & Successful
The Go Set - The Miner's Son

05 November 2019

The ETU, the lock-on laws, and a just transition.

This week we speak to Stuart Traill, an organiser and assistant state secretary for the ETU, about the threat the new lock-on laws pose to the ETU and the union movement in general. And we talk about how we can have a just transition to renewable energy and the role that the ETU plays in that.

Songs played
Ewan MacColl - My Old Man
Indijjinus - Black Man
Billy Bragg - Which Side Are You On
Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down
flangipanis - Scully