Labour History

Private Detectives, Blacklists and Company Unions: Anti-Union Employer Strategy & Australian Labour History

Labour History (2009), 97, (1), 1–11.


This article serves as an introduction to several others which investigate the critical issue of Australian employer anti-union strategies from an historical perspective. To place these studies in context, we examine how Australian labour historians have previously analysed employer anti-union strategies and we discuss the rise of ‘anti-labour history’. We conclude by commenting on the ways in which the contributions in this volume add to our understanding of anti-collective employer strategy in the Australian context.

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Cooper, Rae

Patmore, Greg

Table of Contents

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