Green bans are strike action, usually by a workers' group, carried out for environmentalist, conservationist or heritage purposes.

History[edit | edit source]

They began in Sydney in 1971, when 13 middle-class women teamed up with trade unionists led by Jack Mundey. According to Mundey, "This was the first time the enlightened working class teamed with the enlightened middle class anywhere in the world"[1]

"What's the use of getting better wages and better conditions if we choke to death in unplanned, polluted cities?" - Jack Mundey.[1]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Kelly Gang," The Sydney Magazine (Sydney Morning Herald), #96, April 2011.

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