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Australia. 30 years since the 1989 pilots’ dispute

30 years ago, Australia was gripped by industrial unrest that caused major disruption to domestic air travel. Airline pilots squared off against their employers. It was presented as a battle over pay, but really it represented much more. By Anthony Main, Socialist Party (Australia) The airlines were backed to the hilt by the Hawke Labor government, the right-wing media, and ...

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