Story: Strikes and labour disputes

Marching during the general strike

Marching during the general strike

New Zealand’s only nationwide general strike, in 1979, was a historic occasion for the labour movement. On this march down Auckland’s Queen St during the one-day strike, one of the banners flying was first used during the 1913 strike.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 21 September 1979, p. 16

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Mark Derby, 'Strikes and labour disputes - The decline of the arbitration system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

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