1988 volume 20(6) pages 719 – 732

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Short J R, 1988, "Construction workers and the city: 1. Analysis" Environment and Planning A 20(6) 719 – 732

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Construction workers and the city: 1. Analysis

J R Short

Received 26 January 1987; in revised form 24 July 1987

Abstract. The aim in this paper is to highlight the importance of construction workers in the making of the built environment. After a discussion about the general nature of capital - labour relations in the construction industry, an example is taken of the recent history of the Builders' Labourers Federation of New South Wales, Australia. The impact of the union during the Sydney property boom of the 1970s is examined.

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