1971 Harco Work-In

1971 Harco Work-In

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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 1971 Harco work-in was an action undertaken by workers at a steel plant in Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia. The work-in was the culmination of a protracted industrial dispute between the owners of Harco Steel and the workers at the Campbelltown site. The dispute arose as a result of worker objections to the owners' practice of sacking and then rehiring workers to reduce costs during low production periods. After a round of sackings in November 1971, the workers decided that strike action, common at the site, was no longer an effective tactic for confronting management. Drawing inspiration from factory occupations in France since 1968 and actions taken by the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders in Scotland earlier in 1971, the Harco workers adopted the tactic of the work-in. The work-in lasted for a period of four weeks. During this time the plant was operated by the workers without input from management.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136609274
  • 9786136609270