Learn about the history of Australian workers rights, strikes & campaigns from resources at the Australian Trade Union Institute ATUI Library.
Movements_Campaigns – Labour_Worker’s rights
Podcast about union and workplace justice issues featuring in depth stories and interviews from the frontlines of the workers’ movement.
Read an excerpt from the book, Without Bosses: Radical Trade Unionism in the 1970s, about workers retaining the right to strike.
Read about the role that women played in unemployed movements during the Depression Years in Australia in this book excerpt by Janey Stone.
Watch this video presentation about beer strikes and the history of hotel / pub boycotts in Australia in the early 1900s.
Learn about the Sydney Opera House ‘work-in’ carried out by construction workers who expelled management & continued work under workers’ control.
How workers at the Nymboida coal mine in NSW resisted mass sackings by taking over and running the mine themselves in 1975. firstly through an occupation and then via union ownership.
Lines of Resistance: A Symposium on Media, Arts & Activism that profiles research on the role of media and visual arts in activist movements.
Teachers’ union activist Randi Weingarten discusses her experiences of social change and educational reform.
A chat with one of the biggest names in US community organizing, Ernie Cortes, including history, Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) & Saul Alinksy.
Ed Miliband, leader of the United Kingdom Labour Party, describes how political parties can be agents for major change.
A chat with Jane McAlevey, United States social movement organiser and trainer, about organising for workers’ rights.
Indigenous pastoral workers in the Kimberley region of Western Australia struck for equal wages and full civil rights in the late 1940s.
The Gurindji of Wave Hill Station (Northern Territory) protested by a walkout against low wages, leading to the land rights movement.
Torres Strait Islander soldiers strike to end discrimination in the army during World War Two.
Torres Strait Islanders refused work in the Native Affairs pearling fleet due to racial discrimination and held a maritime strike in 1936.
This manual will help workers to identify clear campaign goals and objectives, develop strategies and tactics, and create unifying public messages and timelines for campaigns.
A resource to help non-profit organisations make their workplaces more inclusive and supportive of transgender and gender diverse people.
Introduction Four stories about actions – demonstrations, pickets, eviction resistance and occupations – that the unemployed people of Melbourne carried out from 1906 to 1982. These stories come from the Radical Melbourne 1 & 2 books by Jeff and Jill Sparrow, published by Vulgar Press in 2001 and 2004. The books feature dozens of stories […]
Hear from John Robertson, ex Australian Labor Party leader, about the real pressures and backroom deals that make change so hard.