Kōrero: Unions and employee organisations

Breaching a preference clause

Breaching a preference clause

The compulsory arbitration system enabled unions to enforce ‘preference’ clauses in their awards (minimum wages and working conditions). Under a preference clause, union members had to be given first choice of available jobs. This Dunedin hotel-keeper has been fined for employing a barman without consulting the union.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Evening Post, 21 March 1912, p. 8

Permission of the 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 - Reviving the unions, 1890–1913', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22261/breaching-a-preference-clause (accessed 23 April 2024)

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