The irony of the ACTU's defence of the ALPOn Line Opinion (2012)
AbstractThe Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU) represents 1.9 million union members from 46 affiliated unions. It is the peak body of organised labour in Australia. Since its formation in 1927, the ACTU proudly cites the achievements of trade unionism and the benefits that all Australian workers reap from union activities in increasing wages, ongoing improvements in occupational health and safety, and in protecting vulnerable workers from exploitation. The ACTU, and more broadly unionism, has a long and proud tradition in Australian political culture. As the 'labour movement' it joins its parliamentary wing, the Australian Labor Party (ALP), in developing and implementing the ideals associated with social democratic egalitarianism.
- Australian Labor Party,
- trade unions,
Publication DateMay 18, 2012
Citation InformationJo Coghlan and Scott Denton. "The irony of the ACTU's defence of the ALP" On Line Opinion (2012)
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