Australian History, Victorian Labour College 1937.

Ten Reasons why you should join the College.

by the Victorian Labour College.

Source: "Reason in Revolt", Source documents of Australian Radicalism.
Published: The Industrial Printing and Publicity Co. Ltd., N.S., date unknown.
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The Victorian Labor College

Ten Reasons why you should join the College

  1. Skill, knowledge, experience, enable you to do your work.  Industrial information and economics will enable you to improve your working conditions and wages.
  2. The organised employers have become aggressive.  Knowledge will give you the strength in resisting the attack on wages and conditions.
  4. Good information and democratic methods provide answers to all kinds of anti-working class propaganda both on and off the job.  Labor College classes give you the answers.
  5. Do you wish to distinguish between genuine Socialism and the regimented “Socialism” of the Fascist and his “Commo” brother?
  6. Do you wish to know why the Communist Party is the enemy of Socialism? — LABOR COLLEGE CLASSES WILL HELP YOU.
  7. Do you wish to have a free mind?

  8. Do you hate concentration camps?  Don’t you think that if the Communist Party had the chance here it would use slave labor camps as it has in Russia for those who dare to think for themselves?
  9. Do you wish to be a more effective member of your union, your Labor Branch, your Youth Group? — LABOR COLLEGE CLASSES WILL HELP YOU IN THESE WAYS.
  10. Your union and branch need strong delegates to other bodies.  College classes will supply the knowledge.  REMEMBER: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

College Classes are Different.  No Cramming!  Free Discussion.  No Fees.
Affiliated Unions and the Trades Hall Council make this possible.

Class Dates

ECONOMIC CLASS. — Every worker should study economics.  The subject is no a difficult one, since it is related to his work and means of living.  We guarantee that every worker who attends will be interested in the material enclosed.

Mondays — October 4, 18; November 1, 15 and 29; December 13

LABOR HISTORY AND POLITICS. — This subject is as important as economics.  It covers the field of industrial matters and every-day politics.  You will find plenty of material in this class to answer the anti-Labor propagandist.

Tuesdays — October 12, 26; November 9, 23; December 7

UNION PRINCIPLES, PROCEDURE AND ADMINISTRATION. — Three lectures, because of their special interest, will be repeated in this series.  Mr. R. D. Lynch, Chartered Accountant, and Auditor to many unions, will give two lectures on Commercial Accounts and Trade Union Accounts.  Those who desire to understand balance sheets and who wish to study union and municipal finance should attend this lecture.

Mr. James Wilkinson, the Trades Hall Council Representative on the Workers’ Compensation Board, will deal with compensation for injury.  Many union officers as well as union members should attend to gain information on this important subject.  Mr. Wilkinson’s experience is unique.  As new problems are arising daily it is important that every union officer should be aware of latest developments.

Wednesday, October 20:  COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS. — R. D. Lynch.
Wednesday, November 3:  TRADES UNION ACCOUNTS. — R. D. Lynch.
Wednesday, November 17:  WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FOR INJURY. — J. Wilkinson.

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND ENGLISH. — Those who listen to Parliament on the air need no pressing invitation to attend this class.  Your contribution to any discussion will be improved by some attention to the manner of delivery and the right selection of words to convey your meaning.

Wednesdays — October 13, 27; November 10, 24; December 8

All Classes are held at the Trades Hall, Room 42, at 8 p.m.