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1970s, Sydney: Rocking The Foundations

Posted by on August 2, 2016

Pat Fiske’s excellent 1985 documentary Rocking The Foundations tells the story of the NSW Builder’s Labourers Federation during the 1970s. Run as a genuinely democratic organisation seeking workers’ control over the direction and outcomes of their labour, the NSW BLF formed alliances with squatters, environmentalists, feminists, Indigenous groups and others before being stamped out by a corrupt coalition of developers, politicians and rival unionists.


 

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