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Jack Keenahan interviewed by Richard Raxworthy in the Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 604680
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Keenahan, Jack, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required from the Labor Council of New South Wales for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1988 Aug. 16 
5 tape reels : 3 3/4 ips., mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Labor Council of New South Wales oral history project.

Summary

Mr Keenahan, union official, talks of his early life; the Depression; first work experiences; becoming an apprenticed electrical fitter; working conditions; lack of training; university tutorial group lectures; becoming shop steward; shop committee meetings; radar work during World War II; being organiser for the Electrical Trades Union; industrial group formation; ALP's involvement in the industrial group; propaganda; strikes and negotiation; the ETU as a team; court advocacy; removal of Jack Kane from office; Arbitration Court; Trades Union Congress in England; Labor Council meetings; Labor Council personalities; the WEA; his ILO scholarship; overseas trade union systems; DLP; being education officer at ICI; working in Nigeria and Uganda; training officer for the Electricity Commission; Eddie Ward; Chifley and the coal strike; Barnard and Whitlam; need for leaders to have business experience; effectiveness of a manager.

Notes

Part of a collection of interviews with former and 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: (79 leaves) 
Subjects Keenahan, Jack -- Interviews.  |  Electrical Trades Union of Australia. N.S.W. Branch.  |  Labor unions -- Electric industry workers -- New South Wales -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Raxworthy, Richard, 1932-2003, Interviewer  |  Labor Council of New South Wales  |  National Library of Australia

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