[Paradigm Shift 14 August 2015 4zzz fm 102.1 broadcast by Andy and Ian]
Know our friends, know our enemies
Hutchisons Dispute sacked half their workforce (97 workers) by text message. The union responds by use of community assemblies comprising of all unions affiliated with the Queensland Council of Unions – nurses, building workers, clerks, teachers, electricians and so forth.
Today Ian was on the wharves from 6 am to see the workers march back to work after a order by the Federal Court granting a temporary injunction against the sacking. The full case is to be heard later in the month. Hutchison immediately disregarded the court order not allowing some of the workers illegally sacked to return to work.
Competitors Partricks employer in the bitter 1998 MUA here to stay dispute where half the workforce were made redudant and Patricks as introduced casualisation and automation. This was a victory for Courigan (CEO, Patricks) and the federal government who engaged in a conspiracy against the waterside workers.
17 years later, the MUA battle hardened and with increasing militancy by the rank and file elected a new state secretary sweeping aside the more moderate leadership and the resignation of Mick Carr, longtime MUA secretary.
Music from Phil Monsour and video … see the last frames of this clip.
In Sydney workers are asking to be let back to work. This is strike of capital against the workers orchestrated by billionaire businessmen in Hong Kong.
It is important for the workers to Know our Friends, Know our Enemies in this pivotal dispute.
Ian and Andy play an interview with new organiser, Paul Petersen about the dispute.
Bob’s intro at the wharves
Ros McLennan QCU
Jade from CFMEU on trade union principles
Macca from ETU
Chris from the Miners
Bob on capitalist society and overseas workers
Phil Monsour – One more day than them
Billy Bragg – Never cross a picket line
H-Block 101 – Worker’s wage
Redgum – Killing floor
Glitter Rats – Which side are you on?