Kōrero: 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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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-LABOUR-1912-01

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mark Derby, 'Strikes and labour disputes - 1908 Blackball strike', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/20481/federation-of-labour-manifesto-1912 (accessed 21 February 2024)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Mar 2016