Historical information

The background story of the 1998 industrial dispute between Patrick's stevedoring company and the Maritime Union of Australia. The dispute was triggered by Patrick's restructure of their company and subsequent lock out and dismissal of unionised workers. Non-union labour was deployed in an attempt to break the MUA.


Relevance to the Waterfront dispute of 1998, the history of trade unions and, particularly, the MUA.

Physical description

Paper; book.

Front cover: colour photographs; black, blue and white text.

Inscriptions & markings

Front cover: author's name and title; quotation from Philip Adams.