Raise the Rate for All || Victorian NTEU: Campaigning for better wages & conditions || Staff room for the gig economy

Friday, 5 May 2023 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Featuring the latest in activist campaigns and struggles against oppression fighting for a better world with anti-capitalist analysis on current affairs and international politics. 

Presenters: Jacob Andrewartha, Chloe DS


Presenters discuss headline newstories, responding to the cancellation of drag storytime event by the monash city council and divisions in the Liberal party over the push to expel transphobe MP Moira Deeming

News from Green Left

Presenters discuss the following articles from Green Left

‘501s’ demand Labor keep its promise to end indefinite detention

Ecosocialism 2023 to discuss costs of new arms race

Interviews and Discussion

Kristin O'Connell, spokesperson from The Antipoverty Centre discusses the necessity of raising the rate of Jobseeker to a livable wage for all alongside the need for activists to keep putting the pressure on the Albanese government to increase the rate for all, not just for over-55s. You can listen to the individual interview here.

Mathew Abbott, National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) branch president of Federation University discusses the ongoing campaign being led by the union for better working conditions and wages following a state-wide stop work action by Victorian university workers on May 3 . You can listen to the individual interview here.

Andrew Copolov, PhD student & teaching associate who undertakes research on the social value of infrastructure discusses a project for gig economy workers where from Monday May 8 until Sunday May 14, Testing Ground at Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market will become a staffroom for delivery riders and rideshare drivers. You can listen to the individual interview here. More information on the project here.

Songs played

2 Black, 2 Strong by A.B Original

World Turning by Yothu Yindi



Friday 7:00am to 8:30am
A weekly source of alternative information which aims to inspire action and organisation to put people and the environment first.Covering international political issues and struggles against the exploitation of the people and exposing the bias in mainstream media that preferences the power brokers and denies access to information.


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