Betty: a shop steward

Australia, 1979

Film

Episode of Series “Our multicultural society”.
Betty, from a Scottish working-class background, is a shop steward who plays a strong role in improving conditions at the factory in which she works. Intended to look critically and personally at the stereotype of the “pommy troublemaker” unionist, the film also raises other questions about working women.

Credits

director

Linda Blagg

producer

Tom Manefield

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:09:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31123

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Equal pay for equal work

Documentary

Documentary → Cinema verite

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Equal pay for equal work

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

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Employment

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women in trade-unions

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Digital Betacam [PAL]; Master

DVD [PAL]; Copy

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

Digital Betacam; Sub-master

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