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wharfie

Austral and NZ a wharf labourer; docker
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Beasley is correct in stating that the Dethridge Royal Commission was a response to the industrial action taken by the Melbourne wharfies at the same time as the seamen walked off the job in May 1919.
The industrial dilemma facing the wharfies in Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney in 1919 was a consequence of the hard line taken by conservative state and federal governments in late 1917.
The wharfies eventually returned, defeated in both Sydney and Melbourne, to wait in line behind a scab workforce that numbered around a thousand in each port--about a third of the normal workforce.
The defeat in all three ports was total, and the situation facing the wharfies was dire.
Throughout 1919 the Federal Committee of Management (COM) of the WWF was engaged in an attempt to gain a second award, which would give wharfies nationally their first pay rise after five years of wartime inflation.
Their understandable resentment, and the readiness of returned soldiers to resolve problems with their fists, was matched by the anger of the wharfies who had begun their own war against the scabs.
Raymond Miller, a sociologist who has studied dockworker culture in a number of societies, argued that wharfies believed that others in the society considered them a low status group.
Miller has argued that this internationalism is a consequence of wharfies' contact with foreign goods, seamen and ideas, and has led to a sense of comradeship with wharfies throughout the world.
68) Cairns League members and wharfies provided sanctuary for Jacko.
Tom Sheridan, 'Australian wharfies 1943-1967: casual attitudes, militant leadership and workplace change', in Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.
Sheridan traces this international outlook back to events such as the London dock strike of 1890 which was supported by Brisbane wharfies, Sheridan, 'Australian Wharfies 1943-1967', p.