Miners' Union poster, State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia

Miners' Union poster, State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia
Miners' Union poster, State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia. Miners' unions played a very significant role in ensuring fair working conditions, safety, and fair pay over many years.

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We might decry - with some justification - some of the excesses of some unions, but we should not forget the great good that was done by unions in bringing about fairness and safety in what is a dangerous workplace - as we can see from the story of the Beaconsfield Gold Mine in Tasmania.