The 1951 waterfront dispute between waterside workers and their employers lasted for 151 days, from february to july on 21 february the government declared a state of emergency. To 1951, industrial conflict on the waterfront was triggered by disagreements over the payment of dirt money, the union’s safety concerns, wages and, as green points out, the struggle for control 9 the waterfront dispute began. The waterfront dispute of 1951 was the biggest industrial confrontation in new zealand’s history although it was not as violent as the great strike of 1913, it lasted longer – 151 days, from february to july – and involved more workers. The 1951 waterfront lockout is probably the most famous industrial dispute in new zealand history, although it wasn’t the largest-scale such dispute nevertheless, for five months, from february to july 1951, thousands of waterside workers and their blue-collar working class allies in the meat works, on the ships and in transport, the. The 1951 waterfront dispute the 1951 dispute is probably the most important union struggle in our history — it is certainly the most talked about although a general strike was not called, after last week, 1951 came the closest thing to a general strike that this country has seen.
Harold jock barnes (17 july 1907 – 31 may 2000) was a new zealand trade unionist and syndicalist, leader of the waterside workers union from 1944 to 1952 he was heavily involved in the 1951 new zealand waterfront dispute. The waterfront dispute of 1951 was the biggest industrial confrontation in new zealand’s history it lasted 151 days, from february to july 1951 and at its peak 22,000 waterside workers (wharfies) and other unionists were off the job (out of the country's population of just under two million. Sixty years ago, on 14th february 1951, the new zealand waterside workers union implemented an overtime ban in support of their wage claim against the cartel of british shipping companies who controlled the most of new zealand's wharves. 1951 - in 1951, new zealand temporarily became a police state civil liberties were curtailed, freedom of speech denied, and the government used force against its own citizens featuring interviews with many who were involved, this film tells the story of the infamous lockout of waterside workers, and the nationwide strike which followed 1951 won best documentary at the 2002 new zealand.
The 1951 new zealand waterfront dispute started in february of that year when a general wage order granted a is per cent increase on all a ward rates except interim increases. The waterfront dispute of 1951 became a significant period in johnny’s life he held an important position in the union and was involved in illegally writing and disseminating publicity about the dispute. In announcing the deregistration of the union, the minister of labour, mr sullivan, said that this action had been taken as a result of the discontinuance of employment on the waterfront and the refusal of the waterside workers' representatives to allow their dispute to be handled in the constitutional manner. The immediate cause of the 1951 waterfront dispute was the post-war economic situation after years of restrictions and shortages, the economy was booming as the cost of living soared, workers demanded higher wage increases.
The dispute between the government and the workers came to a head on february 15, 1951, when, after weeks of negotiations for a salary raise (due to the rising cost of living), dock employers locked out their workers. 1951 new zealand waterfront dispute the 1951 new zealand waterfront dispute was the largest and most widespread industrial dispute in new zealand history during the time, up to twenty thousand workers went on strike in support of waterfront workers protesting against financial hardships and poor working conditions. The response of the churches to the 1951 waterfront dispute prophetic or pathetic the response of the churches to the 1951 waterfront dispute laurie guy 13 while the waterside leaders were not communists, the the response of the churches to the 1951 waterfront dispute laurie guy.
(researching the 1951 waterside strike/lockout could be useful), identify and explain the way in which the current legislation (employment relations act,, holidays act,minimum wage act wages protection act, to name a few), affects the employment relationship in the ports of auckland negotiation/dispute, explain the rights and responsibilities. In 1951, prime minister sidney holland faced a major challenge from the militant waterside workers' union during the 1951 waterfront dispute (13 february–11 july 1951) the 1951 waterfront dispute was sparked by the refusal of shipowners to give a 15 per cent wage rise to the watersiders who proceeded to ban overtime work. By josh glue, workers party hamilton branch the waterfront lockout of 1951 was one of the most important events in new zealand labour history.
Confrontation '51 : the 1951 waterfront dispute [michael bassett] -- the dispute still arouses emotions and prejudices in most new zealander's hearts, and its reverberations can still be felt by all those concerned iwth industrial relations in new zealand. The sharp edges of the 1951 waterfront dispute, the site of both its costs and crises vi table of contents dedication i acknowledgements ii abstract iv table of contents vi list of figures vii zealand waterside workers union (nzwwu), which was a militant union in a key. The 1951 new zealand waterfront dispute was the largest and most widespread industrial dispute in new zealand history during the time, up to twenty thousand workers went on strike in support of waterfront workers protesting financial hardships and poor working conditions.