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.
Recommended CitationComment: ALR 18, Australian Left Review, 1(18), 1969, 1-6.