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Arbitration on the West Coast, 1896

Arbitration on the West Coast, 1896

Representatives of the Westport Coal Company (left) and the Denniston Miners’ Union (right) attend an arbitration meeting in Westport in 1896. The agreements they reached resulted in the first award to be registered under the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1894.

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Mark Derby, 'Strikes and labour disputes - The Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

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