1912 Brisbane General Strike

1912 Brisbane General Strike

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1912 Brisbane General Strike in Queensland, Australia, began when members of the Australian Tramway Employees Association were dismissed when they wore union badges to work on 18 January 1912. They then marched to Brisbane Trades Hall where a meeting was held, with a mass protest meeting of 10,000 people held that night in Market Square (later known as King George Square). The Brisbane tramways were owned by the General Electric Company of the United Kingdom. Despite this they were managed by Joseph Stillman Badger, an American, who refused to negotiate with the Queensland peak union body, then known as the Australian Labour Federation. After this rebuff a meeting of delegates from forty-three Brisbane based Trade Unions formed the Combined Unions Committee and appointed a General Strike Committee. The trade unionists of Brisbane went out on a general strike on 30 January 1912, not just for the right to wear a badge but for the basic right to join a union.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136608308
  • 9786136608303