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Unions demand full rights for Aborigines

Authorised by the Trades & Labor Council of Queensland, this pamphlet discusses wage discrimination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, including: wages and employment deficiencies, exclusion from conditions of the Station Hands Award, disparities in wages based on colour, and laws barring joining unions.

Trades and Labor Council of Queensland

Submisions to the Queensland State Government for equality of wages and working conditions for Aborigines in the pastoral industry / A. Macdonald.

  • F1938
  • Item
  • 1964

Letter and copy of submission made by the Trades and Labor Council of Queensland to the Government of Queensland seeking an end to wage discrimination against Aboriginal Australians in the pastoral industry. Both are dated 6 July 1964 and signed by A. Macdonald, General Secretary.

Trades and Labor Council of Queensland

Trades and Labor Council of Queensland Records

  • UQFL118
  • Collection
  • 1894-

The collection reflects not only the emergence of the central organising body of the Trades and Labor Council of Queensland, achieved in 1947, but the often radical and pioneering nature of the Queensland labour movement itself. This is especially to be seen in documents relating to the 1890s shearers' strikes, the Cosme Settlement, the 1912 tramway strike, the 1946/48 strikes and those of the 1960s. Includes minutes (1922-1984), reports, agenda and decisions, financial records, correspondence, subject files, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Papers relate to : industrial disputes, Cosme colony, the Eight Hour Day Movement, Communist Party of Australia (Queensland) and Australian Labor Party, Workers' Educational Association, Australian Labor Day Committee, Queensland Industrial Court, Trade Union congresses, and Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Includes issues of The Organiser (1937-1939) and Cosme Monthly (1894-1904).

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