Australia's only national radio show focusing on industrial, social and workplace issues. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.
The Morrison Government followed its usual tactic of using commercial advertising spin to push a new slogan jobmaker targeting youth unemployment. Today we hear some reactions to the jobmaker announcements following a look at why TAFE which missed out on budget night is critical for Australia's jobs future.
Opportunities for Change
This week I spoke with Chris Spindler an AMWU organizer to follow up on the workers at the Alstom rail workshop in Ballarat and the hundreds of Yarra Trams maintenance workers who have been affected by payroll discrepancies since July. We’ll also hear from Colin Long, the Just Transitions organizer with the Victorian Trades Hall Council about the challenges involved in transitioning away from fossil fuels and how the pandemic presents us with a unique opportunity for change.
Botany Dispute & Westgate Bridge Disaster marked
When the PM calls a normal eba negotiation between the MUA and Patrick's at Botany a national emergency and doesn't rule out calling the army you know politics is the main game with the LNP's industrial relations agenda at the forefront with workers being sacrificed. We talk to Paul Garrett from the Sydney Branch of the MUA about the Botany dispute without the political spin.It is the 5oth anniversary of the West Gate Bridge disaster. We talk with Danny Gardner from the West Gate Bridge Memorial Committee. 3cr will be marking the anniversary with a special broadcast at 2pm Thursday 15th October. To catch up after the broadcast Link
Poverty Day and the Smell of an Arrowroot Biscuit
We hear from RAFFWU secretary Josh Cullinan about the situation for retail workers as the Morrison government makes drastic cuts to unemployment payments and wage guarantees, leaving at least 1.5 million workers in poverty.
Enough is enough
We hear from RMIT university workers after this week's announcement of further job cuts, and casual workers tell their stories of exploitation and discrimination in the hospitality industry.
Covid, Visa Worker & Cooperatives
We catch up with what is happening for temporary visa holders during covid and finish with a word on a move to increase knowledge of worker owned cooperatives from Earthworker Education.