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Two-thirds of a man : women & arbitration in New South Wales, 1902-08 / Edna Ryan
Bib ID 1480616
Format BookBook
Author
Ryan, Edna, 1904-1997
 
Description Sydney : Hale & Iremonger, c1984 
192 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0868061522
0868061530 (paperback)
Summary

Edna Ryan investigates the beginnings of compulsory arbitration in Australia. She concludes that the opposition of the socialists and radicals to arbitration was irrelevant. Far more important to labour's hopes and aspirations was the failure of labour activists and unionists at the time to recognise women as an integral section of the working class. Denied the right to work or, if they did, discriminated against in wages and conditions, women became cheap labour : a boon to capitalism and a handicap to the working class.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Sex discrimination in employment -- New South Wales -- History.  |  Women in trade-unions -- New South Wales -- History.  |  Arbitration, Industrial -- New South Wales -- History.

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