Not just a number

Australia, 1984

Film
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A three part documentary examining industrial democracy in Australia: 1) Job redesign. Demonstrates how employees exercise decision-making, responsibility and initiative in their private lives and contracts with the usual workplace situation where most decisions are made by management. 2) Better managers. Shows a factory owned and operated by the workers providing a working example of successful worker participation and industrial democracy. 3) Is it a con? Examines unsuccessful industrial democracy initiatives where only the semblance of power has been transferred to the workers.

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Credits

director

Shalagh McCarthy

producer

Rob Richardson

production company

Amalgamated Metal Workers and Shipwrights Union

Duration

01:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016722

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

Betamax; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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