Australian Left Review

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The La Trobe Valley Power Dispute


Greg Wicks


The La Trobe Valley maintenance workers’ strike in 1977 was probably the biggest dispute for 50 or 60 years in Victoria. Issues of the dispute are complex and often clouded in people’s minds. As a contribution to an analysis of the dispute, Greg Wicks interviewed Max Ogden, A.M.W.S.U. Education Officer and a member of the Victorian State Committee C.P.A.