Gietzelt the Kingmaker fought for democratisation of unions

Once there was a time when unions ruled and some of their leaders were kingmakers. Ray Gietzelt was one of Australia’s most powerful unionists of the 20th century, a key reform figure, known by his staff as ”The Gaffer”, who led the”Missos” (members of the Federated Miscellaneous Workers Union, or FMWU) to glory.
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Determined … Ray Gietzelt in 1984. He became the general secretary of the FMWU in 1955. Photo: Steven Loxley

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