One of our readers received this email this afternoon.
“Progressive change does not occur without fighting for it… you have to fight for what you believe in.”
So writes Greg Combet in his new memoir, The Fights of My Life.
The book was launched today in Sydney by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. It's a great, inspiring read.
Co-written with journalist Mark Davis, the book covers the former ACTU Secretary’s entire career as a devoted servant of the labour movement, from his earliest days with the Waterside Workers’ Federation through to a senior Minister in the Gillard Government.
Courtesy of Melbourne University Publishing, the Australian Unions' Working Life blog has six copies of The Fights of My Life to give away to lucky subscribers.
All you have to do is answer this question: which late union leader does Greg Combet describe as his personal hero?
For a clue to the answer, read the exclusive interview with Greg Combet on Working Life.
To be in the running, send your answer and contact details (with “Greg Combet competition” as the subject line) to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB on Friday, 15 August.
But don’t forget – you have to be a Working Life subscriber, so if you’re not one already, go to www.workinglife.org.au and enter your details today so you never miss a story.Cheers --
Mark Phillips and Australian Unions Team