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Bob Davies interviewed by Richard Raxworthy in the Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1975307
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Davies, Robert, 1934-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission from the Labor Council of New South Wales required for research and public use. 
Description 1994 Aug. 22 
3 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips. ; 7 in. 
Series

Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project.

Summary

Mr Davies, a union official, Federated Ironworkers Association, speaks of his early life in Coogee and Randwick; his early employment; joining the Federated Storemen and Packers at Hume Pipes; becoming delegate; management attitudes to disputes; committee of management; conditions; disputes; becoming an organiser; structure reorganisation; demarcation disputes; appearances before the Arbitration Commission; relations with the Builders' Labourers; disputes committee meetings; Ralph Marsh; retirement of Lawrie Short; green bans; differences between Victorian branch and the national office; his involvement in the ALP; tactics used against the left at conferences; Communist influence; penal clauses sanctions and secondary boycotts; credentials committee of the ALP; branch stacking; Peter Baldwin; agenda committee; Labor Party conferences; Pat Clancy; distinction between the steel industry and the metal industry; restructuring; mergers; keeping in touch with rank and file members; changes in management; enterprise bargaining; his involvement in the ACTU; standards; differences between State and Federal branches; overseas trips.

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.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 47 leaves) 
Subjects Davies, Robert, 1934- -- Interviews.  |  Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia -- History.  |  Labor unions -- Iron and steel workers -- New South Wales.  |  New South Wales -- Social conditions.
Other authors/contributors Raxworthy, Richard, 1932-2003, Interviewer  |  Labor Council of New South Wales

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