The Music Shift - The Lock Factory
Whitco was a large manufacturer of locks and fittings for doors and windows. The assembly workers are members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union. The workforce included a number of older workers who were concerned about superannuation and security on retirement. Another issue involved the increasing number of casual workers being employed.
On one of our visits there we met a woman who after many years of service was due for retirement. When the union organiser asked what would she be doing after retirement she replied 'I'll be laughing every morning'
Laughing every morning
Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk
I lock the door behind me, time is like holding on to sand
someone’s eye, and wonder if she’s thinking just like me
Idle dreams and
laughter hang like smoke rings in the air
So many years
I’ve given, who would ask for more
Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk, 1999.
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