Deposit N176 - G W Ford Collection

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AU NBAC N176

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G W Ford Collection

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  • 1938; 1952 - 1977 (Creation)

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0.6m

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Gordon William (Bill) Ford studied at the University of Sydney (BA, DipEd) and the University of California at Los Angeles, MA (Economics). He was a lecturer in the Department of Industrial Relations, School of Economics, University of New South Wales. He wrote on trade unions and Australian industrial relations education; published and edited a number of books including Australian Labour Relations: Readings (as editor) and Australian Unions: An Industrial Relations Perspective (South Melbourne : Macmillan, 1983) which he edited with David Plowman. He collected material in the study of industrial relations in the aircraft/airline industry, in particular the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers' Association registration case (1959-1963) and the Qantas pilots' strike (1966).

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Material collected by G W Ford in the study of industrial relations in the aircraft/airline industry, in particular the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers' Association registration case (1959-1963) and the Qantas pilots’ strike (1966). The records consist of Ford's own notes, correspondence, press clippings, etc. Also correspondence, rules, documents, arbitration material, journals, newsletters and printed material related to the Australasian Airline Flight Engineers' Association, Australasian Airline Navigators' Association, Australian Federation of Air Pilots, Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers' Association, Flight Stewards' Association of Australia and Qantas Empire Airways Ltd. Also includes material on overseas industrial relations in Germany, Sweden and Denmark.

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NBAC A7; NBAC A8; NBAC A9

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Entered from deposit description on 2 September 2011

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