green bans

Green bans: worker control and the urban environment - Mark A Haskell

Paper by Mark A Haskell on the boycotts by Australian construction workers of environmentally destructive projects in the 1970s.

1971-1974: Green bans by builders in Australia

Kelly's Bush

A history of the massive campaign of industrial action by building workers which protected the environment and local communities by enacting green bans - refusals to work on harmful construction projects.

1971: The Kelly's Bush green ban

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A short account of how construction workers saved the Kelly's Bush area of park land in Australia from development by refusing to work, and kick-started a movement of environmentally-minded industrial action.