On this Friday of Anti-Poverty Week, Anne & Kev chat with Daniel Levy from the Australian Unemployed Workers' Union (AUWU). We catch up on AUWU activities pre- and during the covid-19 pandemic lockdowns. We discuss organising amongst the unemployed, and how the pandemic impacts the most vulnerable workers. And never lose sight of the big picture: that the federal government contributes to poverty by choosing to have unemployment, and by choosing to pay unemployed people half the poverty rate. Like Rachel's tea towel says... "Poverty is a Political Choice".
canberra [at] auwu.org.au - to get involved in Canberra based actions
Valedictory speech by Rachel Siewert
One in Ten by UB40
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