Episode 5.1: Don Rust (Pt. 1)

Friday, 25 August 2023 - 5:00am

 Series 5, Episode 1:

 Kicking off Series 5 of Creatures of the Industry, is part one of an extended interview with Don Rust. We begin the interview discussing his first experiences in the industry around the late '60s and joining the BLF when he worked as as a laborer and dogman early on, on-the-job training before the ubiquity of on-site radios, the ins-and-outs of crainage across many jobs big and small.

 Part one of this interview concludes with a discussion around Don's experiences with changes in technology and organising in the industry from the 70s and 80s, major issues, hours, stoppages, and... Grollo's Rialto contract.

 The COTI podcasts are sponsored by the Concrete Gang in cooperation with 3CR Community Radio. 
 For a full list of episodes and access to all links, visit www.3cr.org.au/coti

Creatures of the Industry
Sunday 9:30am to 10:00am
A project by the Concrete Gang, recording the history of the building and construction industry in Melbourne since the 1960s, as remembered by those who built this city and helped establish the industrial landscape we work in today.


Ralph Edwards