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Compulsory unionism in New Zealand.

R.M Martin

Compulsory unionism in New Zealand.

by R.M Martin

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Published by Victoria University College, Library in [Wellington, N.Z .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Labor unions -- New Zealand,
  • Labor and laboring classes -- New Zealand.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsMcLuskie, Robert., North, David S., Gunn, George.
    The Physical Object
    PaginationCollation of the original: 2 v. (307 leaves)
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15481980M

      The New Zealand National Party. The Labour-led Government needs to quickly rule out compulsory unionisation which is being proposed by its mates, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. introduction of compulsory voting in A ustralia, New Zealand’s turnout rate consis- tently outflanked Australia’s—by, on averag e, 20 per cent (Bean , p. 71, n. 71).

    Right to join a union. In New Zealand, all workers have the right to join a union. Unions support employees in the workplace. They bargain for collective employment agreements with employers and help employees with information and advice about work-related issues. In each system the attention of both students and practitioners was focused upon the operation of the system of compulsory industrial arbitration and the functioning of the various industrial tribunals. There was, in short, little attention paid to industrial KSinclair, A Histo9 o f N m Zealand (Penguin Books, New Zealand, revised edition, ).

    New Zealand's Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act (the Act) is now over 20 years old. As has occurred historically our conceptualisation of humane treatment of people with.   During most of my working life I supported unionism – and the union I belonged to was voluntary, a comparatively strong and active union because of that. In fact people of my “socialist” persuasion saw compulsory unionism as a right-wing fetter, promoting class apathy and, in most cases, ensuring a leadership complaint with employer.


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Although New Zealand still had one of the highest rates of union membership in the world, unionism after was the weakest it had been since When the railways and then the post and telegraph department were privatised, even the state’s once powerful blue-collar unions began to collapse.

Organized labour - Organized labour - The crisis of the s: New unions and political action: The late 19th century brought major labour upheavals that decisively influenced the further development of unionism in all three countries.

In Britain, a tendency for unionism to expand beyond its narrow craft confines, apparent in the early s, was curtailed during the depression of the mids. Trade, Unions in New Zealand Wellington, pp.

3 Quote idn ibid. 4 J. Holt Compulsory, Arbitration in New Zealand Universit, of Auckland y to appea, rch. iii. compulsory union membership Th.

e commitmen ot f this coalitio tno these. Sir William Birch, the architect of the sweeping labour law changes in that removed compulsory unionism, says the change was good for New Zealand. The National-led Government of the s brought in the most momentous shift in employment law that New Zealand.

Today’s NZ Initiative report confirms so-called ‘Fair Pay Agreements’ will be compulsory, centralised unionism by stealth, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. But they have now rescinded that decision, voting overwhelmingly to reinstate compulsory unionism.

Waikato University is the latest university to return to compulsory unionism in a string of referendums on campuses in New Zealand. Auckland University is now the only institution with voluntary student unionism.

Unionism and industrial relations as experienced in NZ in the 20th century was straight out of the antagonistic class warfare of Britain and did not serve the interests of workers and New Zealand alike.

A repeat would really collapse the NZ economy. The Great Strike of was in fact a series of strikes between mid-October and mid-January It was one of New Zealand’s most violent and disruptive industrial confrontations.

Read the full article. Page 2 – Class war comes to the workers' paradise History of New Zealand's employment relations, New Zealand introduced compulsory unionism in and since then the proportion of wage and salary earners in trade unions has risen from 16% to just under 50%.

In New South Wales, the State Industrial Commissioner has the power, seldom exercised, to award preference to unionists.

Conscientious objectors can be exempted from joining a union provided the equivalent of the union. The new book Believer by Peter Parussini sits alongside Fridays with Jim, with its focus on the same era of New Zealand politics - but from the other side of the fence.

This book traces the history of one of New Zealand's most famous laws, the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act of Holt explains how the law was enacted and how it was transformed by judges over the next forty years into something which had not been envisaged by W.

Reeves and his. Voluntary student unionism (VSU), as it is known in Australia, or voluntary student membership (VSM), as it is known in New Zealand, is a policy under which membership of – and payment of membership fees to – university student organisations is voluntary.

Australia passed legislation enacting VSU inwhich came into force on 1 July Forms of VSU in Australia had been law in the. By New Zealand was one of the world's most highly unionised societies. In the first Labour government made union membership compulsory. Unions have played an important role in improving working conditions – but their power has waxed and waned over time, in response to political and economic influences.

Story by Erik Olssen. In comparison, the abolition of compulsory unionism seems not much at all. There is an excellent real world model for the abolition of compulsory unionism—New Zealand. Inthe New Zealand Parliament enacted the Employment Contracts Act, which eliminated most forms of compulsory unionism.

Last week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern decided the conduct of her Workplace Relations and Safety Minister showed a "lack of judgment." Whether Iain Lees-Galloway's indiscretions justified him.

This essay written by Melanie Nolan was first published in Women Together: a History of Women's Organisations in New Zealand in It was updated by Melanie Nolan in – Two major types of working women's organisations developed around the turn of the century.

New Zealand Union of Students' Associations, New Zealand AUSA has over affiliated clubs, the student bar Shadows, University Book Shop, Student Job Search, market days and events such as Orientation the University Council conducted a student referendum in on whether membership in AUSA should be voluntary or compulsory.

New Zealand history will be a compulsory primary and secondary school subject within the next three years, Jacinda Ardern announced today. The decision has proved popular to. In an age of increasingly detailed and specialist information the New Zealand Official Yearbook continues, in its 92nd edition, to follow one major ambition: the authoritative description of a country and its people in one volume.

For the general reader, both in New Zealand and overseas, it offers an introduction to social, economic and cultural life and institutions. Coordinates. New Zealand (Māori: Aotearoa [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific country has two main landmasses—the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island (Te Waipounamu)—and around smaller has a total land area ofsquare kilometres (, sq mi).

New Zealand is about 2, kilometres (1, mi) east of. New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) conducts New curriculum (the Red Book) published. Educational Reconstruc-tion in New Zealand (Atmore Report) published.

Report of the Working Group on Post Compulsory Education and Train-ing (Hawke Report) published. This is an edited extract from Judith Brett’s new book, From secret ballot to democracy sausage: how Australia got compulsory voting, Text Publishing, Legislation in eliminated hard-fought reforms like compulsory union membership, compulsory employer-employee bargaining, and unions’ special place in this process.

Most state-owned assets were fully or partially sold off, including three banks, the Tower insurance company, shipping companies, the national airline and the country’s.