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Trade unionism in Australia : a history from flood to ebb tide

Author: Thomas Bramble
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Trade Unionism in Australia' charts the impact on unions of waves of economic restructuring, a succession of hostile governments and a wholesale shift in employer attitudes, as well as the failure of the unions' own efforts to boost membership and consolidate power.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Bramble
ISBN: 9780521888035 0521888034 9780521716123 0521716128
OCLC Number: 260207131
Description: xv, 293 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Trade unionism in the postwar boom, 1945-67 --
pt. 1. The flood tide, 1968-74 --
2. The union upsurge, 1968-74 --
pt. 2. The stand-off, 1974-83 --
3. Economic crisis and the halting of the flood tide, 1974-75 --
4. Unionism in the Fraser years --
pt. 3. The ebb tide, 1983-2007 --
5. The ALP-ACTU Accord, 1983-90 --
6. Enterprise bargaining and a revived employer offensive, 1990-96 --
7. Unionism in a cold climate, 1996-2004 --
8. Work Choices and the defeat of the Howard Government --
9. Results and prospects.
Responsibility: Tom Bramble.
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