As in previous years, activists from the FairWear anti-sweatshop campaign put on their Santa hats and treated shoppers to some slightly modified carols – in this case in the Bourke Street Mall, outside the old GPO building, next to the Myer store. The focus this year was children’s wear label Big by Fiona Scanlan. The Victorian Trades Union Choir and members of the (now defunct?) John Howard Ladies Auxiliary Fan Club boosted the numbers, and as usual, a few passers-by stopped to join in the fun.
For some past performances, see for example: http://melbourneprotests.bravehost.com/7dec01/7dec01.html http://melbourneprotests.bravehost.com/html/16dec04/16dec04.html,
There is video of the 2007 ‘service’ on EngageMedia:
(Note that the caption at the start of the video initially gave the date incorrectly as 13 December – this has now been corrected)