Story: Strikes and labour disputes

Employment Relations Act

Watch a May 2000 television news clip of Andrew Little, head of the Engineers Union, explaining the impact on his members of the Employment Relations Act. This act restored to unions some of the powers to bargain with employers that they had lost in 1991, when the Employment Contracts Act was passed.

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Mark Derby, 'Strikes and labour disputes - Legislation from the 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Mar 2016