Publication Details

Donaldson, M, Women In the Union Movement: Organisation, Representation and Segmentation, Journal of Australian Political Economy, 28, 1991, 131-147.


For many years, women have been under-represented in unions and in union leaderships. This article explains why this is the case by examining the gender segmented nature of paid work and occupations and by outlining how this affects women's participation within and representation by trade unions.