Kōrero: Unions and employee organisations

Shoe factory, Christchurch

Shoe factory, Christchurch

Crowded, noisy and dangerous conditions were common into the early 20th century in workplaces such as this Christchurch shoe factory. The Bootmakers’ Union was so militant in aiming to improve these conditions that its members were known as the ‘fighting bootmakers’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Samuel Heath Head Collection (PA-Group-00261)
Reference: 1/1-007455; G
Photograph by Samuel Heath Head

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Erik Olssen, 'Unions and employee organisations - Gain and loss, 1880–1890', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22259/shoe-factory-christchurch (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Erik Olssen, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010