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Development of labour organisation in Singapore 1800-1960

Trocki, Carl A. (2001) Development of labour organisation in Singapore 1800-1960. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 47(1), pp. 113-126.

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Abstract

This article explores the early history of labour unions in Singapore, beginning from the early twentieth century. It focuses on the thesis that the labour movement in Singapore was generally attacked because it was claimed that the union leaders had political agendas that went beyond simple economic demands. This alleged political involvement generally left the movement vulnerable to suppression when the colonial government and later the PAP government chose to attack the unions.

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ID Code: 8635
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: c.trocki@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Singapore, labour history, Asia, Chinese, communism
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8497.00222
ISSN: 0004-9522
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Asian History (210302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Race and Ethnic Relations (160803)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 17:38

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