Story: Women’s labour organisations

Working Women’s Charter (1st of 2)

Working Women’s Charter

Labour activist Sonja Davies was introduced to the Working Women’s Charter at a conference in Sydney, Australia, in 1976. After adaptation to local needs the charter became the focus of activism in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Provisions 8 and 15 dealing with working hours and sex education were particularly controversial.

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s labour organisations - Women and unions, 1970s–2020s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Dec 2022