Episode 5.3: Dave Kerin

Friday, 22 September 2023 - 5:00am

 Series 5, Episode 3:

 This episode of Creatures of the Industry features an extended interview with Dave Kerin, who gives his perspective on the industry as he experienced it, painting a picture of deep personal and political connections sparked during the late 60s anti-Vietnam War movement that informed his own unionism.

 They also discuss scaffolding, the introduction of tickets, 'EBAism', the right to function equal to employers, and the effect of the shrinking of the legal right to show solidarity.

 Looking to the future, he reflects that 'as a social movement, we're it', that unions have always been the voice of democracy within the economy, and only unions can drive change.

 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