27 July 2021

Strike in Meanjin!

No guest this week but there are strikes abound. ETU, AMWU, CFMEU, and The Plumbers Union members at the Mater Hospital in South Brisbane are on strike to get paid the same as their counterparts in public hospitals, follow the campaign and get involved at the ETU website or their facebook page. We also talk about an update from the RAFFWU members striking at Better Read Than Dead, and strikes by the ETU again in WA, the AMWU in Tassie, and the TWU in NSW, as well as other news.

20 July 2021

Assholes in Council Attack Backbone

This week we talk to Kim about the council's attempt the demolish community art space Backbone, and the workers who are fighting back. We also talk about prisoners fighting back at home and overseas, and Hospo Voice taking "business union" to a whole new level.

Outro song: Propaganda by Rivermouth

14 July 2021

Making some noise

This week we have no guest but we have news of First Nations workers fighting Adani, the city council threatening to demolish a community space, postal workers making a huge win, and another look at the fight against the dictatorship in Myanmar.

06 July 2021

It won't be long before the workers take over this joint! - A history of working class literature

This week we talk to Allan Gardiner about the history of working class literature in so-called australia. We talk about Frank Hardy, Frank the poet, Bill Sutton, and about the the importance of our class's literature to the our class's struggles.

The BLHA is running a grant program to support people writing about working class history - the Stella Nord Bursary

Outro song: cover of Moreton Bay by Chloe & Jason Roweth