Story: Strikes and labour disputes

Relief food distribution (3rd of 3)

Relief food distribution

Special emergency regulations made it illegal to support unionists or their families taking part in the massive industrial dispute of 1951. These men and women are defying the regulations by gathering potatoes at Henderson, West Auckland, for the striking waterside workers.

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Mark Derby, 'Strikes and labour disputes - The 1951 waterfront dispute', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

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