Missing Women: Recovering and Replacing Female Activists in Australian Labour History

  • Cathy Brigden RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Keywords: Labour unions, Victorian Trades Hall Council

Abstract

There is relatively little research about women in labour councils and labour federations. Focusing on the historical and contemporary uses and impact of separate organising, this paper explores key developments in shaping patterns of women's activism through the experiences of women unionists in an Australian labour federation.

Author Biography

Cathy Brigden, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Cathy Brigden, RMIT University, Melbourne, conducts research on the historical and contemporary influence and participation of women delegates.
Published
2007-10-01
Section
Labouring Feminism Thematic Cluster