Story: Strikes and labour disputes

Federation of Labour manifesto, 1912

The ‘Red’ Federation of Labour headed a wave of industrial action in the years before the outbreak of the First World War. In this 1912 manifesto they offer their support and encouragement to the Wellington Tramway Union, which was not a member of the federation, but was on strike against its employer, the Wellington City Council. The federation produced many manifestos and pamphlets, and its own newspaper, the Maoriland Worker.

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Mark Derby, 'Strikes and labour disputes - 1908 Blackball strike', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

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