||Issue No. 322||01 September 2006|
Justice, Applied Liberally
Interview: Australia’s Most Wanted
Industrial: The Fox and the Contractor
Unions: Industrial Wasteland
International: Two Bob's Worth
Economics: National Interest
Environment: The Real Dinosaur
History: Only In Spain?
Review: Clerk Off
Extras – The Waterfront.
The film-makers of the ABC mini-series on the 1998 waterfront war, Bastard Boys, will be filming in Sydney this month. And they are now calling for volunteers to help recreate the Patrick 'peaceful assembly' on September 16.
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin who has already put his hand up to make a cameo on the day is especially calling on all 1998 veterans of the dispute to make the set, thereby ensuring the film is as authentic as possible.
Especially welcome are our comrades from other unions and community groups who helped win the war on the ground - nurses, teachers, firemen, entertainers, singers, sportsmen, artists, writers, construction and transport workers, miners and manufacturing workers to name a few.
"Without the widespread support from fellow unionists and community groups, we would not have been able to hold the line or win the hearts and minds of the public," said Paddy Crumlin. "We want to ensure the role you played in making history is there for all to see."
All unionists, family and friends are invited.
Listen to John Coombs (Colin Friels, Black Jack, Water Rats) addressing the troops.
Witness the re-enactment of union friendly Derek Corrigan (Kevin Harrington), joining workers on the picket and infuriating his brother, corporate villain Chris Corrigan, (Geoff Morrell).
Filming of the picket is scheduled for 2.30 pm to allow any waterside workers rostered on the day shift at P&O and Patrick to join the shoot after work.
Food and drinks will be provided as this is voluntary and people will not be paid for attending. But those coming for the 1.30 lunch should contact the union ([email protected]) or Associate Producer Louisa Kors ([email protected]) so they can cater for everyone.
Beer and a sausage sizzle will be put on at a venue to be announced after the shoot, with one of the MUA T-shirts printed for the series and autographed by the entire cast of actors auctioned off afterwards.
Buses will be made available from the MUA union rooms next to Trades Hall at midday for veterans and others coming into Sydney by public transport. Again contact the Sydney Branch rooms ([email protected]) if you are going to need transport.
Parking down at the docks will be off Penrhyn Rd, Port Botany, with a shuttle from there to the location.
The cast of Bastard Boys includes Jack Thompson (Melbourne wharfie) Daniel Frederiksen (Greg Combet), Anthony Hayes (Melbourne wharfie/official), Justine Smith (union lawyer Josh Bornstein) Daniel Wyllie (wharfie's wife) Justine Clarke (wharfie's wife) Lucy Bell (Petra Combet) Debra Kennedy (Gwen Coombs) Rhys Muldoon (Julian Burnside)
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