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gelatin silver photograph
13.8 × 21.0 cm (image)
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.r.: C. - RATKA / STOJANDUSKA
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse l.r.: C
typed on accompanying paper label: RATKA STOJANDUSKA / A number of hazards in the workplace can cause stress, / physical and emotional, for all workers but the double / day of most migrant women, cultural alienation, problems / of child care, sexual harassment, lack of bi-lingual / information, plus their labour market segregation into / low-paid, low-status, unpleasant jobs which men do not / want increase stress for women at work, particularly / in the semi-skilled sectors. / There is obviously not enough research into the effect / of soul-destroying work performed by women. Research / should be encouraged to safeguard the mental health of / the current workforce and to consider how workers can / gain increased autonomy, variety of tasks, greater / responsibility and control over their work situation. / Some workplaces have organised women’s committees to / ensure that problems affecting women workers can be / discussed. / RATKA STOJANDUSKA is Jugoslovak/ / Macedonian and came to Australia / in 1972. She works as a packer / in a meat factory.
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1984
© Viv Méhes
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Gallery location
Not on display