Australian Left Review

Article Title

Comment: ALR 18



END OF AN EPOCH is too dramatic a term for the announced resignation of Albert Monk as ACTU President. Yet this imminent departure of a well known figure does in a certain way dramatise the issues Australian unionism faces today. T h e press with its usual cheap sensationalism, is reducing the fu tu re of unionism to a struggle for power between Messrs. Hawke and Souter. While this is a real conflict, in which the battle lines have already been drawn in their first statements, the real significance of the conflict is to be found in issues th a t face the movement, in the perspectives, problems and tasks of unionism today, in the policies which it should adopt and practise.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.