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Peak unions in Australia : origins, purpose, power, agency

Author: Bradon Ellem; Ray Markey; John Shields
Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2004.
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Systematically examines labour council's nature and influence at different times, in different places. The book adopts a unique combination of comparative method and conceptual insights from the fields of industrial relations, history, geography, organisational studies and political science.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradon Ellem; Ray Markey; John Shields
ISBN: 1862875308 9781862875302
OCLC Number: 60349026
Description: x, 274 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction Bradon Ellem, Raymond Markey and John Shields Different Roads to Power: A Comparative Study of National Union Federations Chris Briggs Beyond the 'Will to Unity': Theorising Peak Union Organisation and Agency Bradon Ellem and John Shields The Labour Council of NSW: 1871-2001 Ray Markey Product of a Community in Transition: The First Brisbane Trades Labour Council: 1885-1888 John Kellett The Industrial and Political Role of the Trades and Labour Council of Queensland since 1922: A Reassessment Simon Fry, John Shields and Bradon Ellem The Formation and Role of an Independent Trades and Labour Council in Western Australia Bobbie Oliver The Barrier Industrial Council: A Study in Local Peak Union Origins, Purpose, Power and Decline Bradon Ellem and John Shields Peak Unionism in the Illawarra Ray Markey and Shirley Nixon A Podium for Politics: The Origins and Role of the Rockhampton Trades and Labour Council and Its Predecessors Barbara Webster A Fourth Level Council: The Wagga Wagga District Trades and Labour Council: 1943-1990 Warwick Eather Power and Space in the Victorian Trades Hall Council Cathy Bridgen The End of a Cycle? The Australian Council of Trade Unions in Historical Perspective Chris Briggs
Responsibility: editors Bradon Ellem, Raymond Markey and John Shields.

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