Kristin O'Connell is the Acting Communications Coordinator for the Australian Unemployed Workers Union.
With more than a million Australians unemployed in this time of recession (and depression maybe?), the AUWU has been coordinating a Mutual Obligations Strike and campaigning against the cruel reduction in the JobSeeker payment. Kristin shares her story with me and explains why unemployed workers are workers (and why the AUWU is definitely a union) and just how fucked up and privatised Australia's unemployment "industry" is.
Cause of the Week: The Australian Unemployed Workers' Union (unemployedworkersunion.com)