Biographical entry Williams, Kath (1895 - 1975)
- Trade Union - Organiser
Born on the 23rd April 1895 at Lara, a small town south-west of Melbourne, Catherine Williams (nee Chambers) was the daughter of the foundation secretary of the Victorian Clerks' Union. A member of the Communist Party of Australia since 1936, Williams became directly involved in trade union affairs a decade later in 1948 when the acting Secretary of the Liquor Trades Union, Jim Coull offered her a position as an union organiser. A tireless supporter of the equal pay movement, Williams is recognised as being a driving force behind what became the Women's Liberation Movement. Kath Williams died on 17th April 1975.
- D'Alprano, Zelda, Kath Williams: The Unions and the Fight for Equal Pay, Spinifex Press, North Melbourne, Victoria, 2001, 295 pp. Details
Ross G. Elford
Created: 1 October 2001, Last modified: 7 April 2004