Anthony Forsyth The establishment of the Trade Union Training Authority (TUTA) by the Whitlam Labor Government in 1975 signalled an important milestone in the form of government-funded worker education through a federal statutory agency. However, the promise offered by TUTA for increasing worker access to educational courses could only become a reality if union members…
What was your most memorable learning experience? For some, it happened in a union training course…
Catch-up conference TV! If you missed our November sessions on trade union education, visit our conference page and take your pick from our introductory, education and film sessions for starters… with more to come.
Mary: ‘How often one of us would say: we need to check that with Michael.’ Some more memories of our friend and colleague Michael Beahan.
Max Ogden remembers our friend and colleague Michael Beahan, trade union educator, Labor politician and community activist. Our research team will miss him sorely.
Change is a constant… Have we learnt how to deal with rapid technological transformation yet? Check out the short film Changes in the Office (1976), which explored the impact of technological change on a typing pool.
We will miss Stuart Macintyre’s extraordinary intellect, wise counsel and gentle humour.
The conference is nearly upon us. It’s not too late to register!
It seems like November is conference season!
Alice Garner In exciting news for union and cinema history, the National Film and Sound Archive recently digitised a series of mid-1970s training films produced by Film Australia for the Australian Trade Union Training Authority (TUTA). These engaging, realist snapshots of workplaces explore the thorny challenges that faced (and still face) union reps and officials,…