Seven hundred angry members of the Carpenters’ Union march down Auckland’s Queen Street, in February 1949. They had been locked out (refused entry to their workplaces) by employers after a pay dispute. This dispute, at the height of the Cold War, brought left-wing unions into conflict with a government determined to back the employers.
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