Story: Women’s labour organisations

Working Women’s Council, 1981

Working Women’s Council, 1981

Auckland women prepare placards for a 1981 march in support of the Working Women’s Charter. Standing in the foreground is Working Women’s Council (WWC) national convenor Sandi Beattie. With the adoption of the charter’s provisions as policy by the Federation of Labour (the private-sector union umbrella group) and the Labour Party in 1980, the major work of the WWC was done. It ceased functioning in May, 1981.

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Reference: 23 February 1981

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s labour organisations - Women and unions, 1970s–2020s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Dec 2022