AEU Together for the Cause

Victorian teachers would like to dedicate the following song to Education Minister Bronwyn Pike and Premier John Brumby.

Together for the Cause

We are the AEU, and together ... we are one.
The only claim we like to make ... is to see ... justice done.
We put in 50 hours but we're paid for 38.
The time for change is here now, in our great southern state.

We are teachers of our children, we are carers of the young.
We are leaders of the future ... and the time has finally come.
For governments to recognise that all we really want.
Is a fair go for our wages and ... security for jobs.

Come along, and join the union.
Stand together, forever one and all.
We're after fair pay, for a fair day.
Teachers united, together for the cause.

We're a powerful collective, we're a boiling sea of red.
We are underpaid and overworked but we're stirring in our beds.
We'd really rather be at school but we're not too scared to strike.
Can you hear us Mr. Brumby?
Can you hear us Bronwyn Pike?

For a graduate from uni ... there's a contract by the door.
When an expert's done a dozen years ... there's really nothing more.
We've had enough, we're standing up ... together hand in hand.
Education revolution ... for the children of our land.

Come along, and join the union.
Stand together, forever one and all.
We're after fair pay, for a fair day.
Teachers united, together for the cause.

Lyrics by Kevin Hunt

The footage in this clip is from AEU rallies held on 02/28/2008, in Glen Waverley, outside Maxine Moran's office, Tim Holding's office in Springvale on 03/12/2008, Boronia Village Shopping Centre, Boronia Road and James Merlino's office Dorset Road, Boronia on 04/17/2008, outside the office of Alistair Harkness, in Frankston on 04/22/2008 and North Melbourne, outside the office of Education Minister Bronwyn Pike on 04/23/2008.

Written, Filmed, Edited, Produced and Directed by Adam Basile.

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