Story: Ngā uniana – Māori and the union movement

Bob Tūtaki

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Bob Tūtaki (front row, second from right) poses with other organisers at a New Zealand Workers’ Union conference in 1925. Tūtaki was the only Māori at the first conference of the New Zealand Federation of Labour in 1937. He was responsible for the motto of the New Zealand Workers’ Union, ‘Tatau tatau, altogether’.

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Reference: John E. Martin, Tatau tatau: one big union altogether: the shearers and the early years of the New Zealand Workers’ Union. Wellington: New Zealand Workers' Union, 1987, p.

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Cybèle Locke, 'Ngā uniana – Māori and the union movement - Māori and national union politics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 May 2021)

Story by Cybèle Locke, published 11 Mar 2010