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Booklet - 'The Migrant Worker', Migrant Worker Conference Committee, 1974 Document Reg. No: HT 8518

Booklet titled 'The Migrant Worker', edited by Niall Brennan and published by the Migrant Worker Conference Committee and the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria in 1974. It contains the proceedings from a conference on problems of migrant workers held on 5th and 6th October 1973, at Trades Hall, Melbourne.

The conference was attended by around 200 delegates, which included migrant workers elected to represent job organizations, union and government ministry representatives and various community organizations.

Papers addressed such topics as the labour movement, trade unions, reform, and women in terms of migrant labour. It concludes with a series of demands relating to wages and conditions, trade union representation, social and educational needs, including language difficulties and cultural maintenance.
48 page booklet, grey cover.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Ms Helen Sartinas - Museum Victoria Immigration Museum, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 17.80 cm (Height), 12.30 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, white australia policy, racism, discrimination, immigration debates, immigration policies, multiculturalism, australian citizenship act, racial discrimination act, refugees
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Employment
Tertiary Classification: trade unions
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: THE/MIGRANT/WORKER.
Place & Date of Event: Trades Hall, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 Oct 1973 - 6 Oct 1973
Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1974

Published by the Migrant Worker Conference Committee and the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria

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