This session is available in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The NSW Builders’ Labourers’ Federation of the 1970s was possiby the most radical union Australia has ever seen. It championed workers’ rights, women and LBGTI rights, environmental protection, cultural treasures and more, all based on an ethic of workers’ power and democracy. The politics of the NSW BLF gave pride of place to rank and file struggle from below, a strategy which brought the ire of Australia’s ruling class, as well as the ALP and the ACTU. Join this session to learn about the rich tradition of Australian working class struggle, and how we can begin to rebuild the political radicalism that led it.