University of Melbourne
Manuel Castells’ The Power of Identity argued that, compared with the power of identity, “the labour movement fades away as a major source of social cohesion”. Insights from Raymond Williams suggest the labour movement’s retreat from a politics of class difference has ensured that, although the reality of class inequalities has become more stark, perceptions of this reality have become less clear-sighted. Continue reading
Northern Territory University
Owing to the isolation of Darwin and environs, workmen by organizing have been able to enforce their demands to an extent which would have been impossible if surplus labour had at the moment of demand been available. Continue reading
This paper records the struggle waged by the Queensland Colliery Employees’ Union, the state branch of the Miners’ Federation, in defence of jobs between 1954 and 1967. Continue reading
National Key Centre in Industrial Relations Monash University.
Arbitration has played a central role in Australian industrial relations. Continue reading
“We are living through the information revolution”, “Information technology has fundamentally changed the way we live our lives”. Today these claims are made in the popular media, by business and political leaders, and intellectuals.1 Continue reading