Notes on early trade unionism in Townsville

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Griffiths, Phil. 2011. "Notes on early trade unionism in Townsville." The Queensland Journal of Labour History.
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Notes on early trade unionism in Townsville

ERA Journal ID34903
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AuthorGriffiths, Phil
Journal TitleThe Queensland Journal of Labour History
Number of Pages7
Year2011
Place of PublicationWest End, Queensland
ISSN1832-9926
Abstract

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.

Keywordstrade unions; Townsville; wharf labourers; publicans
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020430302. Australian history
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This is an unrefereed article. c. Brisbane Labour History Association.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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