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Registering Interest: Waterfront Labour Relations in New Zealand, 1953 to 2000

James Reveley


This study is bookended by two major events in New Zealand’s maritime history. The first is the 1951 waterfront dispute that led to the dissolution of the Waterside Workers’ Union (WWU) and the creation of twenty-six port unions in its place. The second is a mirror event occuring in 2001, where a reconsitituted WWU and two other unions competed for members, leading to widespread protest. Though historians have treated the events leading up to 1951 with interest, little attention has been given to the fifty-year period between events, a history which this journal attempts to fill. Author James ... More

Keywords: Waterside Workers’ Union, Watersiders, Maritime New Zealand, Containerism, Maritime Unions, Stevedoring, Maritime Labour, Waterfront Unions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780973007350
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007350.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Reveley, author