Story: Strikes and labour disputes

Loyalty card (2nd of 3)

Loyalty card

After the 1951 waterfront dispute, a card was produced and issued to unionists who ‘stood loyal right through’ (supported the dispute for its entire 151 days). This one, issued to Napier wharfie H. F. Hewett, is signed by the watersiders’ union’s national president Jock Barnes and national secretary Toby Hill, and by Napier branch secretary J. Black.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-LABOUR-1951-01

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Mark Derby, 'Strikes and labour disputes - The 1951 waterfront dispute', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Mar 2016