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green ban

n
(Environmental Science) Austral a trade union ban on any development that might be considered harmful to the environment
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Green Bans, Red Union: The Saving of a City, 2nd Edition
The House that Jack Built--Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero by James Colman, New South Press
that struggles like the green bans reflect longer traditions of workers struggles and aspirations.
By 1974, 42 green bans had been imposed and millions of dollars worth of development postponed or abandoned.
Historically trade unions have been at the forefront of many important human rights issues, including the fight against apartheid, human rights in Burma, indigenous issues, equal pay for women, the peace movement, anti-nuclear campaigns, refugee and asylum seeker rights, fair trade and workers' rights to organise, rights of outworkers, the Green Bans and other environmental campaigns including climate change.
The Australian green bans movement of 1971-75 can be understood as a utopian project in this sense.
It is a time of burgeoning women's lib, The Female Eunuch has been recently published, mothers are taking up university studies, and Green Bans have been proclaimed.
3) The Builders' Labourers Federation Green Bans campaigning in the 1970s is a rare example of a union-driven environmental agenda with strong class dimensions, acknowledging that some of those class dimensions involved cross-class alliances, such as those with the residents of Hunters Hill regarding the protection of Kelly's Bush.
This article proposes that the green bans played an important part in the development of this movement in Australia.
Green bans, among many other achievements, protected historic eighteenth century buildings being demolished to make way for office space, and prevented the Royal Botanic Gardens from being turned into a carpark for the Sydney Opera House.
As documented in Meredith Burgmann's book Green Bans Red Union, former NSW BLF Union leader Jack Mundy initiated the Green Bans movement in the early 1970s, one of the key precedents that lead to the formation of the international Green movement.
By 1973, there were approximately forty Green Bans across the city