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Charlie Fitzgibbon interviewed by Richard Raxworthy in the Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1912179
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Fitzgibbon, Charlie, 1922-2001, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission from the Labor Council of New South Wales required for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1986 Mar. 27 
5 tape reels (ca. 160 min.) : 3 3/4 ips, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project.

Summary

Fitzgibbon, former General Secretary of the Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia, speaks about his family background; working at the Waterside Workers Federation office in Newcastle; working on the Newcastle waterfront; Newcastle in the 1930's; working as vigilance officer; relations with the state office; industrial disputes in Newcastle; activities of communists in the union; becoming General Secretary; containerisation and the effects on union membership; election of Hawke as ACTU President in 1969; ACTU executive; 1979 ACTU conference; uranium mining; role of the ACTU; tariffs; the Accord; international trade union movement; Arbitation Commission; other union leaders; improvements in industrial safety; number of strikes on waterfront; activities in ALP; Labor governments; Director of Reserve Bank; member of board of Australian National Line.

Notes

Part of a collection of interviews with former and present trade union leaders, produced as a joint project by the Labor Council of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia.

Recorded on 27 March 1986.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 73 leaves) 
Subjects Fitzgibbon, Charlie, 1922-2001 -- Interviews.  |  Australian Council of Trade Unions -- History.  |  Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia -- History.  |  Labor leaders -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Labor unions -- Stevedores -- Australia -- History.  |  Stevedores -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Raxworthy, Richard, 1932-2003, Interviewer  |  Labor Council of New South Wales  |  National Library of Australia

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