We all made it home and took a week to process everything. Dan, Steph, Dani and Tim all sit down and discuss our experience at the Maritime Union of Australia's conference.
Steph digs up a new guest, sort of, she got Steve Todd of RMT to return to the show. Dean Summers must of had fun cause he crashed the party and sat in as well. After updating us on all things RMT Steve refers us to Mick Cash RMT General Secretary to give us a update on the situation in London and the strikes on the Tubes. We finish this one with Dean McGrath ILWU 23 and Adrian Adrian Evans from WA Branch, taking about the sister relationship between each parties.
Will Tracy gives Dan a update on the struggles with Chevron and MUA fighting for workers in oil and gas. Then we are joined by two MUA vets, Gary Smith and Fred Krausert. We finish this one with Michael Cross Branch Committee offshore rep in NSW branch.
We were lucky to get a few minutes with Zac Kinzett and Warren Hopkins. Two of the five aussie seafarers chased off their ship and robbed of there jobs and livelihoods, only to be replaced by $2 a day foreign labour.
Kenneth Riley ILA 1422 President gives The Docker our first interview with anyone from the ILA. Ken briefly talks about the recent job action on the east coast of the U.S. and teaches us about the "Charleston 5"
First we catch up with our old friend Jason Miners , Deputy State Secretary of the MUA Queensland branch. Next up is Joe McDonald, and MUA seafarer and we talk abut his involvement in the Sydney Branch Activist Committee. Then we wrap it up with Nick Pedler and retuning guest Matt Burnell.
Dan gets a few minutes with Danny Cain, Phil Swanston, and George Gakis from WA branch Youth movement.
We talked with Jamie Newlyn of the MUA about the early days of the MUA youth moment, then Dean Summers joins us to talk about his work with the ITF and swimming the English Channel.
Karen Wheatland aka Kaz and Sue Virago, two key parts of the MUA's women movement sit down and talk about the great strides women have taken in maritime industries, as well as the work that we all still have to do.
First few conversations from the Maritime Union of Australia's Quadrennial conference . We talk about Indian seafarers with Abdualgani Serang of the National Union of Indian Seafarers, then Torban Seebold tells us about the work the ITF is doing in Myanmar. We finish off with Thomas Mayor of the MUA discussing the similarities between Australian aboriginal people and Canada's first nations.