Story: Ngā uniana – Māori and the union movement

Messages of support

Messages of support

Joyce Hawe, Clothing Workers’ Federation president, and Norman MacFarlane, mechanic, read out messages of support to workers during their action over redundancy at Rixen Manufacturing Co., Levin, in 1981. Joyce Hawe was the first Māori woman to become a national executive member of the New Zealand Federation of Labour in 1981.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1981/2965/13a
Photograph by Ian Mackley

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Cybèle Locke, 'Ngā uniana – Māori and the union movement - Māori women and unions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Cybèle Locke, published 11 Mar 2010