[Marxism] Fighting for equal pay in the Australian metals industry and car plants in Britain

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 00:53:21 MDT 2016


These days it's especially rare to find Marxists lecturing in industrial
relations in universities.  In Australia, however, there are several
excellent folks doing just this - Diane Fieldes and Tom Bramble being two
that spring to mind.

In 1999 Diane Fieldes, as part of her PhD work, wrote an excellent piece on
the struggle for equal pay in the metals industry.  We've just put it up on
Redlline:

https://rdln.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/fighting-for-equal-pay-the-australian-metal-industry-1969-1972/

And for another important struggle for equal pay in industry, the struggle
at the Fords plant in Dagenham, England which was a crucial event in
inspiring the birth of the women's liberation movement there, see this:
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/class-gender-the-1960s-and-made-in-dagenham/

Phil



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