The Stand Up, Speak, Out, Come Home campaign aims to convey the human impact of workplace tragedies and the need for a stronger workplace safety culture.
The latest addition to the campaign website, a moving account written by CFMEU Trainer Daniel Phelan, certainly achieves this.
Read it at Stand Up, Speak Out, Come Home
Anyone interested in union history should have a look at the 'Our Proud Past' page.
A new addition, 'Never Powerless: Lessons for the 21st Century from the history of the Builders Labourers Federation' has been compiled by former BLF officials and activists with help from Malcolm McDonald, a long serving official of the FEDFA.
The easy-to-read booklet outlines the BLF's achievements and explains why the union commanded such dedicated support from its members. It's got some classic old photos too.
How did we get the pay, conditions and health and safety that we enjoy today?
We fought for them and we fought hard. We and those who came before us made sacrifices to get what we have today and we are not going to give them away, no matter what.