Story: Strikes and labour disputes

Supermarket workers strike, 2006

Supermarket workers strike, 2006

Striking workers outside the Progressive Enterprises distribution centre in Māngere, Auckland, ask passing cars to toot their horns in support. Supermarket workers around the country went on strike in 2006 to call for a nationwide pay agreement, instead of separate agreements in different regions. After a four-week strike, their employers agreed to most of the union’s terms.

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Mark Derby, 'Strikes and labour disputes - Social impact of labour disputes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 February 2020)

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