Australian General Strike of 1917

Australian General Strike of 1917

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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 General Strike of 1917 was a general strike which began in the Australian state of New South Wales and spread to other states over six weeks from 2 August to 8 September 1917. The trigger for the strike was the introduction of a new labour costing system introduced by the New South Wales Department of Railways and Tramways. The system, a time and motion study, used cards to record the tasks each worker was assigned and the time it took them to complete those tasks. Concern existed over the right to view or modify their card, and the potential use of the card system to identify (and presumably dismiss) "slow" or "inefficient" workers. The strike began at the Randwick Workshops and Eveleigh Carriage Shops with workers walking off the job in protest. Their cause was taken up throughout the New South Wales railway system, and eventually spread to other industries and states.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136610388
  • 9786136610382