The Union man

Australia, 1965

Film
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An examination of trade unionism in Australia, the United States and Britain. Includes a visit to the English village of Tolpuddle, the cradle of unionism. Sixty per cent of Australian wage earners are union members, including stock riders and shearers in the outback as well as the two million city unionists. Prominence is given to the notorious waterside workers - a report on working conditions won by them over the years; a typical stop-work meeting; a lecture by a union official.

Credits

director

John Gray

producer

Ivan Chapman

production company

International Television Federation

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Language

English

Duration

00:53:33:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

29922

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Collective labor agreements

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Stevedores

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Stevedores

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes - Great Britai

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor movement

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - Officials and employees

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → History

History → Labor movement

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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