No Catholics Please!

No Popery

Norm, a foreman at the caneite factory, trained young men to be supervisors including Bruce, a 25-year-old whose father held an executive position in CSR. Bruce was keeping company with a Catholic girl, which was totally frowned upon by management. “If you wanted to stay in the company and get anywhere you couldn’t marry a Catholic.” There were no Catholics in CSR management; there were some Catholic workers but they never rose above the role of foreman. Promotion was impossible. Bruce was eventually sent to the sugar mills in Fiji in order to break up the romance. He never returned to CSR.