30 Apr 2017

For Pete's Sake - the political songs of Peter Conway

From Standing Room Only, 1:50 pm on 30 April 2017
For Pete’s Sake – The Political Songs of Peter Conway

For Pete’s Sake – The Political Songs of Peter Conway Photo: supplied

Peter Conway

Peter Conway Photo: supplied

Peter Conway was the Secretary of the CTU in tandem with then President Helen Kelly. He tragically took his own life in 2015 after a long struggle with depression. Pete was a great muso and outside of work he had his union ensemble Not The Day Job. His colleagues and friends have got together to make an album of his political songs which will be released, appropriately, on May 1st - International Workers' Day, at PSA House in Wellington. Simon Morris talks to Ross Teppett from the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, and musician David Long, producer of the album about how it all came about and the future of political songwriting. The album is available on Spotify and iTunes on Monday and you can find more information on their facebook page.

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