Kōrero: Women’s labour organisations

Ōtautahi Women's Labour Pool

Ōtautahi Women's Labour Pool

The Ōtautahi Women's Labour Pool was part of the women's movement of the 1970s and 1980s. It helped women get into traditionally male jobs like painting and carpentry, which were better paid and often allowed workers more independence. It was organised non-hierarchically, and everyone got the same rate of pay. Over time, equality of payment broke down. Those women who learnt a trade and were then leading work teams and training others wanted to be paid more. Jan Francis worked as a co-ordinator with OWL.

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Private collection, Jan Francis

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Women’s labour organisations - Women and unemployment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26374/otautahi-womens-labour-pool (accessed 24 February 2020)

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