Aug. 16, 2017
August 1917 saw one of the biggest industrial actions in Australian history. It began at the tram and rail workshops in Sydney and spread across Australia as more and more sections of the community went out in support. It was all about the introduction of Talyorism or time and motion structures into the railway work shops. Colin Hesse talks to Pat Cranney about the theatre piece he and Christina Mimmocchi have developed to commerorate this important event in Australian Working history.The Australian Unemployed Workers Union has recently been denounced by Michealia Cash the Federal Minister for Employment proving the union’s effectiveness. The AUWU has responsed with the Call Out Cash Campaign. We talk to Owen Bennett from AUWU about this development.