The Labour History Project has been fortunate to secure the services of well-known historian and writer Dick Scott to give the Second Rona Bailey Memorial Lecture
I’d never heard of the great New Zealand-born union activist Pat Mackie until I went to the annual conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Labour History in Melbourne two years ago.
Includes a feature article on Paul Robeson in Australia and New Zealand, 1960; Reviews; Conference Reports & much more!
The Auckland Labour History Group is holding a tribute to Michael Joseph Savage as part of the 2009 Auckland City Heritage Festival.
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.