Interviews with :MUA assistant Victorian Secretary Jeff Hoy; Bhaskar Sunkara, the editor of Jacobin magazine,; update on Stolenwealth games protests in Brisbane

Friday, 6 April 2018 - 7:00am to 8:30am

7am acknowledgement of country

703am News:

- Left Jewish organisation Jewdas responds to criticism of Corbyn attending Seder dinner in hilarious style

- Community organisations and legal centres call for independent body to investigate reports of police violence and abuse in wake of scandals

718am Zane interviews MUA assistant Victorian Secretary Jeff Hoy regarding strike action being taken by QUBE workers at Webb dock. The action comes 20 years after the historic Patricks dispute rocked the waterfront but contrary to media reports is anything but an arbitrary "celebration" of that bruising encounter. Workers are being forced to work excessively long shifts and want the return of a roster mandated in their EBA which provides some respite from the workers gruelling duties.

QUBE have threated to follow other companies and terminate the agreement if the workers don't back down and accept continuing to working their excessive and random rosters of 12 hour shifts that jump from day shift to night shift and back again every week. This would result in the workers reverting to the award, which would be a massive pay cut.

749am Pre recorded interview from Marxism conference. Alex Bainbridge and Jacob interview Bhaskar Sunkara, the editor of Jacobin magazine, about socialist organising in todays USA. Jacobin is released Quarterly and has a circulation of 40,000 copies.

805am Activist calendar

808am News: Political attitudes shifting left in Australia, survey says

8:13am update on Stolenwealth games protests in Brisbane from camp freedom / camp stolenwealth

8:18am Jacob gives a run down of the Marxism conference held last weekend.