Notes on early trade unionism in Townsville

Griffiths, Phil (2011) Notes on early trade unionism in Townsville. The Queensland Journal of Labour History (13). pp. 17-23. ISSN 1832-9926


The article describes some early trade union organising in Townsville, using one local newspaper as its source. It finds that publicans and other small business people played an important role on trade union committees, as presidents, treasurers and in negotiations with employers.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This is an unrefereed article. c. Brisbane Labour History Association.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2012 08:50
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 01:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: trade unions; Townsville; wharf labourers; publicans
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified

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