Laurie Carmichael as Union Educator (1)

With Organising Works Trainees 1997 (excerpt)

Introduction - Don Sutherland 

Laurie Carmichael, renowned Australian metalworkers union leader, is running a seminar with Victorian union organiser trainees who are a part of the ACTU's Organising Works Programme. In this excerpt, he shows a little bit of his approach to learning and union education and his self taught capacity as a union educator.

Key concepts include "learning by doing", the significance of awards, awards as a record of class struggle, history and the immediate priorities.

This is 1997, 3 years or so after Laurie's retirement.