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Resigning from the Alliance of Labour

Resigning from the Alliance of Labour

After the First World War the government was determined to resist the influence of militant unions, which had reunited to form the Alliance of Labour. This 1924 letter to the Alliance from the general secretary of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants explains that the union is withdrawing from the Alliance under pressure from the government.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Union of Railway Workers Collection
Reference: 93-290-13/142

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Erik Olssen, 'Unions and employee organisations - Red Feds, 1913 strike and Alliance of Labour, 1913–35', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Erik Olssen, published 11 Mar 2010