Story: Unions and employee organisations

Anti-communist National Party poster

Anti-communist National Party poster

Union activism was a major issue in the 1951 snap election, when the ruling National Party campaigned on a policy of reducing the influence of the militant unions. This campaign poster urges moderate unions to vote for National, which went on to win the election and increase its majority

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-LABOUR-UFS-1951-01

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How to cite this page:

Erik Olssen, 'Unions and employee organisations - Unionism after the Second World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/22275/anti-communist-national-party-poster (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Erik Olssen, published 11 Mar 2010