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wharfie

Austral and NZ a wharf labourer; docker
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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.
(19) The implication of his argument, that the wharfies and the seamen should act together, was sufficient to win the day against action.
The lack of work on the waterfront caused by the seamen's strike, when it began on 21 May, strengthened the position of the established wharfies by discouraging many of the scabs.
A tradition of union militancy meant that wharfies valued the power of organised labour and the strike weapon to gain and maintain working conditions.
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.
She addressed hundreds of wharfies' wives, telling them 'we are fighting for the rights to become self supporting self respecting citizens with full citizenship rights'.
(68) Cairns League members and wharfies provided sanctuary for Jacko.
(17.) Tom Sheridan, 'Australian wharfies 1943-1967: casual attitudes, militant leadership and workplace change', in Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.