244 – Luke Hilakari

Luke Hilakari has been the Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council since 2014. He’s been a Labor member since he turned 18 and has played a key role in electing (and re-electing) the Andrew Labor government and fighting for marriage equality and workers’ rights.

In light of all the BATSHIT anti-vax protesting that’s been going on in Melbourne of late, I wanted to ask Luke about the presence of anti-vax organising within the labour movement, why some workers might be attracted to this ideology and what can be done about it.

We also discuss the class war that the pandemic has shone a light on, solidarity, why strikes are beautiful, spanking the Labor Party and how the union movement will be approaching the upcoming election.

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ARTICLE: We need a royal commission into the organised far-right in Australia by Luke Hilakari

ARTICLE: Has solidarity succumbed to the rise of rage? by Waleed Aly

Labor’s policy’s on workers’ rights for the upcoming election

Trades Hall’s Sticking Together book

Cause of the Week: Australians For A Murdoch Royal Commission (murdochroyalcommission.org.au)

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