May Day Breakfast 2023!

Monday, 1 May 2023 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Three red fists signifying the power of the working class raised in a power salute with yellow stars and sparks signifying action

Acknowledgement of Country//


From the Archives: The Launch of the Brunswick Library Walking Tours in 2018. Reminding us of how things change and stay the same. We hear from two historians involved in developing the walks - Iain McIntyre and Melinda Barry. Featuring moments of working class history during the Depression. Covering the free speech fights which saw artist Noel Counihan locking himself in a cage to deliver a speech despite riot police trying to stop him, and the unemployed workers movements fight to lock out landlords who were evicting families in the area of Brunswick at the time. You can hear more about Iain MacIntyre History Walks at HERE

Worker organised conferences and information exchange have a crucial element in supporting the rights of all workers. The Working Women's Conference took place in 2022. In this next piece we hear from a session called Changing Work Places with Hesan Jeong who works for the Migrant Workers Centre at Victoria Trades Hall. She outlines the experiences of migrant women in the workforce. Thanks to Annie McLouglin for the audio.

The real History of May Day with Joe Toscano and the Anarchist May Day Walking Tour taking place at 11am today

Inequality on Steroids: Distribution of economic growth with Wednesday breakfast presenter Claudia Craig with Senior Economist at the Australia Institute Matt Grundoff. 

The fascinating history of TUTA: We hear from Australian workers who participated in a unique training opportunity. The training was provided by TUTA - a trade union skills training organisation that ran courses and workshops across Australia from the 1970s to the 1990s. It’s a story of transformation and empowerment, and a reminder of the great value of training and education can bring to individual lives and workplaces. A huge thank you to Alice Garner for producing and sharing this story. To learn more about TUTA and the oral history project that produced these recordings, head to audio story draws on research funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant with funding partners the ACTU and The Union Education Foundation.


The Internationale_ Billy Bragg

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