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Harry Quinn interviewed by Richard Raxworthy in the Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1975325
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Quinn, Harold F., 1918-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission from the Labor Council of New South Wales required for research and public use. 
Description 1994 Aug. 23 
3 tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, ; 7 in. 
Series

Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project.

Summary

Mr Quinn, National President, Transport Workers' Union of Australia, talks of his early life in Sydney; early influences; work during the Depression; working at CSR; Dick Carling; World War II service in 36th Battalion; Kakoda Trail; truck driving for CSR; becoming a union official; industrial groups and the communists; miners' strike; campaign for Sydney taxi drivers; Jack Kane; membership campaign; section 88E; raising membership; containers; Wran and the condition of roads; airline industry; airline disputes; delegate to the Labor Council; John Ducker; caucusing; right and left wing factions; deals in hotels; Master Carriers; Alan Jones; rates for owner drivers; goodwill issue; takeovers; Peter Abeles; Lindsay Fox; blockades; negotiating with governments; south coast coal; black bans on wharves; containerisation; demarcation at Yennora; Labor Council and demarcation; support for other unions; relations with Waterside Workers; relations with the Communist Party; Wally Buckley; George Splayford ; Labor council relations with the ALP; Milton Morris; Peter Cox; advising Ministers; penal clauses; secondary boycotts legislation; illegal strikes; superannuation; Labor Party membership; investments and buildings; proposed amalgamation with the Storemen and Packers Union; the accord and the ACTU; tax summit; thoughts on faction fighting.

Notes

Recorded on Aug. 23, 1994.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 35 leaves) 
Subjects Quinn, Harold F., 1918- -- Interviews.  |  Transport Workers Union of Australia -- History.  |  Labor unions -- Transport workers -- Australia.  |  Labor unions -- Australia -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  New South Wales -- Social conditions.
Other authors/contributors Raxworthy, Richard, 1932-2003, Interviewer  |  Transport Workers Union of Australia

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