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Community Unionism and Regional Australia: Organising in the 21st Century


WorkChoices and the general assault on working families by the Howard Government provided the trade union movement on the South Coast and other regions with an enormous challenge as well as an opportunity to organize working people in our communities. As we move into a new era and the prospect, at least, of a change in the industrial, social and political environment that we operate in, many unionists have turned their attention to the role of the movement in the future. An important part of that discussion will address regional unionism, the role of peak councils and the plethora of District Committees and YR@W Groups that have been established.