Kōrero: Women’s labour organisations

Opposition to the charter (2 o 2)

Opposition to the charter

Once the Federation of Labour and the Labour Party had adopted the Working Women’s Charter’s provisions as policy in 1980 opposition was very active. The anti-abortion lobby and traditional churches led a campaign that included the claim that the charter was a communist document. This pamphlet was produced by a group calling itself ‘The Tortoises’, who believed the family was threatened by ‘inherently totalitarian forces’.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: Eph.WomensIssues1983

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Women’s labour organisations - Unions, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/26393/opposition-to-the-charter (accessed 9 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011