Story: Unions and employee organisations

Working in an ammunition factory

Working in an ammunition factory

During the Second World War both women and Māori entered the paid workforce, and joined unions, in larger numbers than ever before. This woman is examining small-arms ammunition in a Hamilton factory in 1944.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000857; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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How to cite this page:

Erik Olssen, 'Unions and employee organisations - The second Federation of Labour, 1935–45', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Erik Olssen, published 11 Mar 2010