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Betty - A Shop Steward

Betty, a shop steward, reflects on her role in improving conditions in the factory where she works.
Series : Our Multicultural Society Series 1 | Episode : 2 | Year : 1978 | Total Duration : 9 Minutes | Producer : Tom Manefield, Jan Sharp (Associate Producer)
Director : Linda Blagg |
VS around RSL club, clock on wall, signs, people drinking at tables, people on dance floor grabbing at balloons, singer. WS industrial suburb, zoom to General Motors-Holden's Pty Ltd factory. VS shop steward (Betty) walking factory floor amongst female machinists. MS interviews with Betty about unionism, migrants and female working conditions. VS machinists in factory. GS Betty and her husband discussing factory work with their grown children. VS son playing drums with band in club watched by family. Zoom out from stopwatch on clipboard to GS of manager standing over machinist assessing her. Mealtime discussion with family about unionism. VS Betty interacting with workers and eating with women in staff canteen (note tea urn). CU interview with Betty about the British influence on unionism and VS Betty speaking at all-male committee meeting.
Access No. 148479 | 9 mins 10 secs | 1970s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |