Green bans, red union


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By 3CR 855AM Community Radio, Em Gayfer, Megan Williams, Pauline Vetuna, Teishan Ahearne, Bec Horridge, Else Kennedy, and Nicky Stott. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
In 2016 we celebrated 20 years of Earth Matters on the air, and 40 years for 3CR Community Radio.This week we’re delving into 3CR’s rich archive to bring you an interview with trade unionist Jack Mundey.Jack talks about the tumultuous era of the Green Bans, and how rank-and-file unionists in the Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) took control of their union and forged links with the broader community.Guest: Jack Mundey (archival interview from 3CR’s City Limits program in 1999)Links:Green bans, red union : environmental activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation by Meredith Burgmann and Verity Burgmann.Rocking the Foundations - a history of the Green Bans Movement (video)Earth Matters #1067 was produced by Teishan Ahearne.

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