Working and Not: Life in an Economic Crisis
Scholar Talk - 6 July 2021
We are in the midst of economic turmoil as a result of pandemic, but what was the last crisis like and can we learn from it? This talk explores what it was like for blue collar workers in Australia in the rolling economic crisis from 1974 to 1991. Focussing on the experience of metal workers and those who could not find work, Elizabeth asks: What happened and was everyone in it together? What solutions were implemented and why? Who thrived and who was left behind?