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One Big Union: A History of the Australian Workers Union 1886-1994
One Big Union: A History of the Australian Workers Union 1886-1994 by Mark Hearn, Harry Knowles 0521551382 9780521551380
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One Big Union: A History of the Australian Workers Union 1886-1994 by Mark Hearn, Harry Knowles

The Australian Workers Union (AWU) has been one of the most influential unions in Australia? political and industrial history. From its beginnings as a sheep shearers?union, it became known as a champion of compulsory arbitration, fighting for improvements in wages and conditions through the industrial courts. In the first part of the twentieth century it expanded by amalgamating with other unions, its aim being the creation of ?ne big union? Indeed the AWU became Australia? largest union, operating in all Australian states and across a wide range of industries. This comprehensive and compelling book shows that the union has been a player in key events and crises in Australian history, including the great strikes of the 1890s, the 1916?7 conscription crisis, Labor? splits in the 1950s and the 1956 shearers?strike. The book features vivid portraits of the remarkable individuals who matched these great issues.

Author: Mark Hearn, Harry Knowles

Language: English

Edition: illustrated

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 395

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1996-07-26

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