Workers from the Kennon Auto factory in Melbourne’s northern suburb of
Preston went on strike in early July. After being denied a pay rise for
more than 3 years these low paid workers decided to stop work and set up
a picket line outside the plant.
Kevin Rudd was dramatically ousted as Prime Minister this week. After a
period of sinking popularity and public discontent, Rudd became the
first Labor prime minister ousted before completing a first term.
The Socialist Party helped organise this May Day action in support of
the Tamil refugees who were stranded in Merak, Indonesia. The footage
below includes parts of a speech delivered by SP member Mel Gregson.