Story: Unions and employee organisations

Unions at Parliament, 1945

Unions at Parliament, 1945

During the Second World War even the most militant unionists supported the war effort and the government against the common enemy of fascism. At this anti-fascist rally in 1945, minister of industrial manpower Angus McLagan speaks from the steps of Parliament. To his right are union leaders F. P. Walsh and ‘Big Jim’ Roberts, with Labour MP Dan Sullivan between them.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
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Erik Olssen, 'Unions and employee organisations - The second Federation of Labour, 1935–45', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Erik Olssen, published 11 Mar 2010