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Western Australian Council for Equal Pay and Opportunity (1958 - 1973)

From
June 1958
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
To
August 1973
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Alternative Names
  • Combined Equal Pay Committee of Western Australia (former name, 1958 - 1962)

Summary

The formation of the Western Australian Council for Equal Pay and Opportunity in 1958 marked the beginning of a sixteen year long campaign seeking justice for women workers. The effectiveness of the campaign can be attributed to the wide ranging representation of affiliated groups, which included women's organizations, trade unions and representatives from across the political spectrum. The organization dissolved in 1973 when discriminatory clauses were removed from State legislation and the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission decided in favour of equal pay.

Sources used to compile this entry: Latter, B, 'Equal Pay Circa 1968', Papers in Labour History, no. 16 December, 1995, pp. 100-105.

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Archival resources

JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia

  • Records, 1958-1975 [manuscript], 1958 - 1975, MN541; ACC 2368A; Western Australian Council for Equal Pay and Opportunity (1958 - 1973); JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details

Denise Tallis

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