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A long view from the left, from the CPA to the ALP, a lifetime of fighting for Australian workers' rights, Max Ogden ; [foreword by Bill Kelty]

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A long view from the left, from the CPA to the ALP, a lifetime of fighting for Australian workers' rights, Max Ogden ; [foreword by Bill Kelty]
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A long view from the left
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Max Ogden ; [foreword by Bill Kelty]
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from the CPA to the ALP, a lifetime of fighting for Australian workers' rights
Summary
A Long View From the Left is not only a fascinating and personal record of contemporary cultural and political ideas, but a revealing and valuable contribution to our social history. During his long career Max rose from a metalwork apprentice to shop steward and then a Trade Unions Industrial Officer, where he worked with and alongside the greats of the Australian union and ALP movements such as Laurie Carmichael, Bob Hawke and Bill Kelty. Using his unique combination of persistence, persuasion and wit, he was instrumental in setting up the AMUW education program (in partnership with Laurie Carmichael and Bob Richardson), and his work was crucial to transforming the standards and work practices of many national industries. Max was also witness to and involved with numerous campaigns that shaped Australian society, anti-Vietnam protests, the South African anti-apartheid movement, advocating for a shorter working week and universal health care, as well supporting the role of women in the workforce. As always, his main loyalty was to members of the Australian workforce. His desire for them to be treated with fairness, dignity and pride drove him relentlessly
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