'”You have us riled up!”: Women's role in a 2001 miners' strike',

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Title '”You have us riled up!”: Women's role in a 2001 miners' strike',
Author Peetz, David Robert; Murray, Georgina
Publication Title Workers, Corporations and Community: Facing Choices of r a Sustainable Future
Editor Pauline Stanton & Suzanne Young
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher AIRAANZ
Abstract In April 2001, in the small Queensland town of Coaltown, a group of women found themselves standing on the road, jeering and cheering at cars passing by in the 4am cold on the way to the mine, as their husbands fought a bitter battle with the company around the issue of twelve hour shifts and the massive introduction of contract labour. This paper examines this dispute and argues that the women associated with this dispute mine actively and independently fought back against the mine management around these industrial issues that keenly affected their lives. They used their organisations to support their men but also to create a genuine female response to the industrial disputes. Our multi-media story is illustrated with a short film.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/airaanz/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 AIRAANZ. Use hypertext link for access to publisher's website.
Conference name AIRAANZ
Location Melbourne
Date From 2008-02-06
Date To 2008-02-08
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/20613
Date Accessioned 2008-08-14
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject Sociology
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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