Phil Monsour | One Song One Union

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One Song One Union

by Phil Monsour

New album of contemporary trade union and solidarity songs featuring one song dedicated to each union.
Genre: Rock: Aussie Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. One More Day Than Them
3:20 $0.99
2. Still Need a Union
3:59 $0.99
3. Better Work Better Life
3:25 $0.99
4. One United Voice
3:58 $0.99
5. What Will Our Children Do
3:50 $0.99
6. Solidarity Forever
3:05 $0.99
7. Let Them Stay
3:35 $0.99
8. Stand Together
2:54 $0.99
9. Not for Sale
3:46 $0.99
10. Who Killed Reza Berati
3:16 $0.99
11. Blackfella Whitefella
3:53 $0.99
12. Stand with Us
3:48 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This album came to life on two picket lines. The first at the Brisbane
waterfront. The shipping giant Hutchison fired half its workforce by
text message. One More Day than Them is inspired by the Maritime
Union’s fight for the workers. After 100 days of picketing they
defiantly walked back through the gates!

The second picket line at a children’s hospital - brave medical
workers refused to discharge injured refugee child Asha into
Australia’s infamous offshore detention prisons. Let Them Stay
was written then. In a small victory, baby Asha and her family
were allowed to remain, all be it, in community detention.

This album reflects this trade union resistance, with a song
dedicated to each participating union. For a year I met with
them and wrote songs to capture their defiant spirit. Themes
often overlapped: the fight for safe and fair conditions, decent
wages, secure jobs and respect. I hope this collection can
play a part, however small, in the fight for justice.

Participating unions include the Maritime Union of Australia,
the Electrical Trades Union, the Queensland Teachers’ Union,
the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, the
Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union, United Voice
and the Queensland Council of Unions..



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