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The Victorian railways strike of 1950: a study in public sector enterprise bargaining before its time

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posted on 2016-01-01, 00:00 authored by Geoffrey RobinsonGeoffrey Robinson
From 16 October to 8 December 1950 Victorian members of the Australian Railways Union (ARU) and the Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen (AFULE) stopped work. This was the longest railway strike in Victorian history. This article draws on the records of the Victorian railways and unions to explain this unusual strike in which for a time Labor ‘true believers’, Communists and even railways management found a common foe in the Australian arbitration system.

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Provenance : the journal of Public Record Office Victoria

Issue

15

Publisher

Public Record Office Victoria

Location

North Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

1832-2522

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, Geoffrey Robinson

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