Remember the Dubai Debacle – strategies for building workers power

Publisher's Note: This is a good explanatory article for people who want to understand the differences between the International Dockworkers Council IDC and the International Transport Workers Federation ITF [Thanks to Bob Cargnegie MUA Qld for this]. Remember the Dubai Debacle of December 3, 1997, where the MUA revealed that non-union labour was being sent to … Continue reading Remember the Dubai Debacle – strategies for building workers power

Celebrating the Labour Movement in Song

Paradigm Shift

It was on the first of May
That I heard the union say
Eight hours of decent working
For eight hours of decent pay
And we won't forget the reasons
Why were marching here today
With the millions who sing a union song
       Stand Together by Bernard Carney

Paradigm Shift 5 Feb 2016 (4zzz fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon, website) George Mann (International folk singer, website), Pat Hovey (Combined Unions Choir, website), Mary (Combined Unions Choir) & Ian (LeftPress, website) discuss songs of the Labour Movement, their meaning and their part in organising. This show was held in the lead up to the Foco Nuevo Concert Celebrating the Labour Movement in Song hosted by Brisbane band Jumping Fences, website. Foco Nuevo , website,is held on the first Friday of every month at the Kurilpa Hall in West End (next to the library in Boundary…

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