May Day 2023

Monday, 1 May 2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

On Monday 1 May we'll bring you the usual rabble rousing and thought-provoking discussions on workers' rights and solidarity actions.

Tune in to hear all about the Stolen Wages campaign, indigenous solidarity, gender justice and solidarity, training and safety at work, creative communities, unemployment, underemployment, the gig economy, international solidarity and much more.

Take back control of your gig!


6.00 – 6.30 am            Accent of Women:  Commemorating the Collapse of the Rana Plaza Building in Bangladesh (Apr 24 2013) Listen Here

6.30 – 7.00 am            Think Again:  Anti-Racism Training for the Workplace. Jennifer speaks with Elsa Tuet-Rosenberg about her work and her activism challenging worklplace racism and abuse, particularly the community sector. Elsa is a queer, multi-racial Jewish and Chinese woman of colour, and co-founder of the anti-racism organisation, Hue, that provides training and workshops. Listen here

7.00 – 8.30 am            3CR Breakfast:  Conversations on Equity, Workplace Safety and the History of Social Movements Listen Here

8.30 –9.00 am             Women on The Line:  The Rights of Migrant Workers, Fighting for the Protection from Exploitation and Deportation. Produced by Phuong Tran. Listen Here

9.00 –10.00 am           Democracy Now!:  International Solidarity News presented by Amy Goodman

10.00 – 10.30 am        YarraBug:  The Role of the Bicycle in Workers Revolutions. Listen Here

10.30 – 11.00 am        She Bop:  Family Violence is a Solidarity issue - Safe Steps Candlelight Vigil. Listen Here

11.00 – 1.00 pm          The Black Block:  Conversations on Treaty vs Voice and First Nations sovreignty with Robbie Thorpe and Jacob Grech

1.00 – 2.00 pm            From the Archives:  Stolen Wages + NIRS Radio News

2.00 – 2.30 pm            Union Solidarity with Chile: 50 years since the Coup. Feat Ricardo Fredes, Kevin Bracken and Elizabeth Rivera. Hosted by Pilar Aguilera and Karina Aedo Aguilera. Listen Here

2.30 – 3.00 pm            Diaspora Blues:  Gender, Community, and Work Life Balance with Ayan and Hope. Listen Here

3.00 – 4.00 pm            Urban Voice:  Working in the Music Industry with guests Ben Wicks of Blues Roulette and Muths Rav. Listen Here

4.00 - 5.00 pm             Doin Time: Stolen Wages, slavery and the inequalities between indigenous and non indigenous workers.  Marianne MacKay is a Yoorgabilya woman from the Whadjuk Noongar Nation, an activist and advocate an she spoke with Marisa about the inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous workers, prisons and human rights. Keiran Stewart-Assheton, Wani Wandian man and President of the Black Peoples Union, about the attrocious history of forced labour and Stolen Wages and slavery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

5.00 – 6.00 pm            Climate Action Show:  Unite to Survive: No Jobs on a Dead Planet. Extinction Rebellion UK four days in the streets in solidarity with front line workers like NHS. Focus on the vital work of IPPC scientists like Dr Joelle Gergis and the toll it takes. Listen Here 

6.00 - 6.30 pm             LIVE Cross to the May Day for Freedom and Liberation Rally in Naarm @ The State Library 5:30pm

11.00 - 12.00 am         Satellite Skies:  La present tracks from the Zapatista Movement, the Chilean nueva cancion movement, and mixes that put building solidarity and funding mutual aid at their centre. Listen Here

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Each year on May 1, International Workers Day, communities from around the world join in to celebrate the achievements of the labour movement and to show solidarity with the continued struggle for labour rights everywhere.



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