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Protest against the six-day week

Protest against the six-day week

Shop Employees' Union delegates organised this protest opposing plans to reinstate weekend trading in 1980. The banners read ‘Oppose 6 day working week' and 'Don't sell us out'. They opposed shop workers (in this case butchers) having to work at weekends and so miss out on time with their families.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1980/3660/28A
Photograph by Phil Reid

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Carl Walrond, 'Food shops - Shopping hours', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/25507/protest-against-the-six-day-week (accessed 8 December 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 16 Sep 2016