The crackdown on the Eureka flag is another bid to destroy our unions | Jeff Sparrow | Opinion | The Guardian

 

CFMEU Canberra member Dusty Miller who once poured concrete when Parliament House was being built waves the Eureka flag on the front lawns of Parliament House, Canberra, 7 February 2018.

“We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties.”

The parallels between the oath taken by rebellious miners in 1854 and the solidarity required for successful organising explain trade unionists’ enthusiasm for the Eureka rebellion. They also explain the Australian Building and Construction Commission’s hostility to it – or, at least, to the famous Southern Cross flag

via The crackdown on the Eureka flag is another bid to destroy our unions | Jeff Sparrow | Opinion | The Guardian