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Stick Together is Australia’s only national radio show dedicated to union and workplace justice issues.

Stick Together is Australia’s only national radio show dedicated to union and workplace justice issues.
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Melbourne, VIC


Stick Together is Australia’s only national radio show dedicated to union and workplace justice issues.




Yes Vote Solidarity Special

Melbourne rally for the announcement of the Yes Vote for Marriage Equality. Unionist Support citzen's rights with solidarity.

Duration: 00:28:03

Vic Uni Targets Unionists

The establishment at Victoria University has joined with Murdoch University in its anti worker stance. This time instead of cutting the eba like Murdoch Uni Vu has sacked the Union negotiating committee. Workers and their supporters were down at the VU city campus on Flinders Street Melbourne while the secretive University Council met. Stick Together was there.News ItemsACTU calls for Living WageStreets Summer Campaign launched Paints...

Duration: 00:28:37

RAIDED! The AFP hit two AWU Offices

This week we deliver your wrap of union news and workers' stories. We also delve deeper into the AFP raids at the AWU, exploring their motivation and the fallout after leaks from the Employment minister's office. We also cross to hear the story of aged care nurses and carers, who are fighting for better pay and improved quality of care for their clients. We take you to their rally out the front of the Melbourne headquarters of Bupa.

Duration: 00:27:49

Domestic Violence Leave - Won't Wait

The We Won’t Wait Campaign being run by Australian Unions is calling for 20 days paid Domestic Violence Leave. Paid family and domestic violence leave in the National Employment Standards will save lives the unions say. It already covers more than a million Australian workers and they are pushing for it to be a universal workplace condition. Stick Together went down to Flinders St Steps the main railway terminal in Melbourne for a recent demonstration.News: CFMEU Queensland, United Voice,...

Duration: 00:30:03

The BOM Turns Up The Heat

Workers from the Bureau of Meteorology have gone 4 years without a pay rise as they negotiate their new agreement. Union members from the CSPU at the BOM have launched another round of rolling strikes while their bosses continue to push a hard-line agenda of unreasonable cuts to rights and conditions. On this weeks' show we hear from some of these CSPU members on strike at a rally in Melbourne.We also cover the Transport Workers Union who are demanding ALDI provide safe work condition...

Duration: 00:26:54

Poverty & Policy

Anti Poverty Network SA conference Oct 20 - 21 a focus on the connection between attacks on Social Security, Poverty and the Employed.Alex White from Unions ACT focus on the underperforming WorkSafe with WeakSafe Campaign.

Duration: 00:29:05

StreetFight! The Battle at Streets Icecream

In addition to your weekly wrap of union news, this week we explore the industrial dispute at ice cream giant, Streets. Owned by multinational Unilever, the company is seeking to terminate the agreement covering its approximately 150 workers, which would see them forced back on to the minimum standards in the Award. This would be represent an approximately 46% pay cut. To make matters worse, the company has also enforced a social media gag on it's workers. We pass on some of the workers'...

Duration: 00:27:50

Peace is Union Business

The Maritime Union of Australia opened it’s doors to the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network IPAN conference and we hear from MUA Assistant National Warren Smith and others about why Peace is Union business.

Duration: 00:28:25

The Screen Industry Stands Together

On this weeks show we hear from Zoe Angus at the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) to talk about the Union’s latest campaign which sees performers, producers, writer, directors and crew join forces to fight for the future of Australia’s screen industry. We also hear from Owen Bennett, president of The Australian Unemployed Workers Union which is currently collecting stories from unemployed people about their experiences with job agencies. Links from this weeks showAustralian...

Duration: 00:27:06

STRIKE! Childcare Educators Fight for Equal Pay

In addition to your weekly wrap of union news, our feature report this week is the recent nationwide strike of early childhood educators. This strike is the largest of its kind in the sector's history. Union members are standing up for equal pay and professional recognition. We cross to one of the rallies and speak with United Voice's Assistant National Secretary, Helen Gibbons.

Duration: 00:27:49

Murdoch University Cuts

News round-up with reports on:Murdoch University the first white collar work place threatened with removal of all conditions and wages to basic award settings.Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia withdraws from the 1800RESPECT helpline, following shift to a for-profit business model. We give you the background and see how business sees rape as an opportunity.Song: All the Same by Moz who is in detention on Manus.

Duration: 00:29:59

Longford Dispute

News round-up plus we take you on-site to the Longford dispute down in Gippsland where Esso/ UGL have slashed wages and conditions of skilled maintenance workers using the same methods Carlton United tried on at CUB. The men outside the Esso gas plant are in for the long haul. We hear their side of the story.

Duration: 00:30:03

Equality Is Union Business

On this weeks show, along with our regular wrap of union news, we hear from Will Stracke about the same sex marriage postal survey and why Equality Is Union Business. Also, in light of the proposed merger between the CFMEU, MUE and TCFUA we speak to Max Ogden about the history of Union amalgamations in Australia.All those eligible to vote in the postal survey on same sex marriage must update their details by August 25th . You can do that by going to

Duration: 00:27:49

Strike! 1917

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...

Duration: 00:29:37

Battlefield Brisbane - bus strikes hit the Sunshine State

In addition to a weekly wrap of union news, this week we head to Brisbane where the industrial dispute at the City Council continues to rage. With more unions beginning action, we speak with the QLD RTBU about the strikes and the underlying issues that pushed bus drivers to strike.We also speak with the ASU's Leon Wiergard about another example of an employer trying to teminate an enterprise agreement. This time the employer is using the NDIS as a smokescreen to attempt to wipe away...

Duration: 00:27:50

Frown: A World of Unemployment

Outside Crown Casino in Melbourne the ETU and its supporters re-dubbed Jamie Packers cash cow Frown: A World of Unemployment as maintenance workers are fired as a cost cutting exercise.Greedy, the Fat Cat was there en lieu of Scabby the Rat who the courts decided was too threatening to be allowed to come to demonstrations of worker solidarity.

Duration: 00:28:49

The Gig Economy

As well as the regular wrap of News, this weeks show focuses on the Gig Economy and the issues this presents for workers. How does it work? Is there a role for government to protect these workers? What's the role of Unions? We speak with Daniel Victory from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers to discuss the 'gig economy'.

Duration: 00:27:37

Workers of the World Unite!

In addition to your weekly wrap of union news, this week we bring you a story of international solidarity that stretches across the Indian Ocean, and beyond. Unionists from Indonesia, Madagascar, Australia and elsewhere are locked in a fight with transnational stevedoring company ICTSI. This company's aggressive industrial stance and disregard for local laws and international labour conventions make it a threat to dock workers unions across the globe. We speak with union leaders from...

Duration: 00:27:49

Vic Govt Buys Mill - Saves Jobs

Heyfield’s mill threatened with closure while Mytleford workers locked out for 10 weeks with the corporate employer refusing to negotiate. The final outcomes very different but both sending shock waves through the industrial landscape.Ged Kearney Autralian Council Of Trade Unions the ACTU national President as she closes the NextGen 2017 ACTU Conference.

Duration: 00:28:54

How to Keep on Trucking

In addition to a weekly wrap of union news, this week we report on the War Against Workers Rally in Melbourne. We also speak with Tony Sheldon about the Senate inquiry into trucking.

Duration: 00:28:42

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