Story: Strikes and labour disputes

Award negotiations, 1984

Award negotiations, 1984

Lined up on opposite sides of the table, Engineers’ Union and employers’ representatives meet to negotiate the union’s award (the agreed terms of pay and working conditions) in 1984. In the middle sits the conciliator, the independent mediator, often appointed by the government, whose role is to help the two sides reach agreement.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1984/5778/20
Photograph by Phil Reid

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Mark Derby, 'Strikes and labour disputes - Arbitration and strikes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

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