Wednesday 27 May 2009, 8.30 am to 5pm It is now 30 years since the Working Women’s Charter was adopted by the Federation of Labour Conference as policy It had an immediate effect on conditions of work for women and on women’s participation in unions.
Includes feature articles on the 1920 Chelsea Sugar Workers’ Strike; Jack Lyon; The Wellington Trades Council Archives & much more!
Kiwi Companeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War published by Canterbury University Press in association with the LHP and edited by LHP chair Mark Derby, will be released in May 2009.
There is a sort of hungover decadence to much of the key music from 1968 Instead, the music of 1968 had more in common with the frustrated rage of the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, and with the tragic, pissed-off sense of inevitability with which the killings of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were greeted that year.
The Nil Wage Order has been described as a watershed in NZ industrial relations and an event which marked the death knell of the arbitration system. The significance of the Nil Order is the subject of my presentation this afternoon.
Hazel Armstrong, Blood on the Coal: The Origins and Future of New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Scheme, Trade Union History Project, Wellington, 2008. pp. 64. NZ $10.00.
Green Party MP Keith Lock takes a personal look back at the events of 1968.
Features articles on Mark Briggs; Class War in the Old West; a riot outside Parliament in 1968? & much more!