Journal published by the Building Workers Industrial Union, dated Oct 1990.

The cover features a photograph of the West Gate Bridge collapse. The centre two pages contains a profile of and recollections by bridge worker Patrick Hanopy, who survived the disaster. He was one of the men who had descended from the bridge in the lift just prior to its collapse. He recalled "Then I turned back to the bridge only to see it beginning to come down. The shooting noise I heard was the sound of bolts snapping as the 2,000 tonned bridge span buckled and collapsed. We ran for our lives."

Description of Content

The contents include an article on the West Gate Bridge 20th Anniversary, reports by president, Frank O'Grady, and Secretary Vince Raffa, article about the Koorie 'Pay the Rent' scheme, short article and photograph regarding accidently flying the Koorie flag upside down from a crane on a building site, workplace death, equal opportunity for women in the building industry, protest about health & safety of handling synthetic mineral fibres, Palestine Human Rights campaign, Cuban building unions, Literacy March, Anna Stewart Memorial Project, band ARDAT WORK (made of musicians from BWIU, ETU and OPDU), BWIU balance sheets for year ending 31st December 1989, wage and award information for tilelayers and stonemasons, off-site rates for carpenters, joiners and shopfitters, and on-site rates for tradespeople and builders' labourers. The back cover has an advertisement for the 15th anniversary of the Building Industry picnic to be held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on 3rd December 1990.

Physical Description

26 page booklet in A4 size. Bound with two staples on spine. Glossy cover in black & white with black and red text. Black text, photographs and illustrations throughout. Front cover has a photograph of the collapsed West Gate bridge with people standing around surveying the damage.

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