Story: Strikes and labour disputes

Supporting Solidarity, 1982

Supporting Solidarity, 1982

Political strikes were held in New Zealand in response to international issues. In February 1982, Wellington unions called a stopwork to support the Polish shipyard workers who defied their government through the Solidarity movement. Along with other supporters, the unions assembled in Civic Square and marched to Parliament with banners flying.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1982/0409/21
Photograph by Phil Reid

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Mark Derby, 'Strikes and labour disputes - The decline of the arbitration system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

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