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65th anniversary of the 1951 waterfront lockout

On 13 February 1951, New Zealand’s most significant industrial dispute began. For 151 days the most advanced sections of the New Zealand working class led by the watersiders fought a tough battle against employers and the State. The following documentary from 2001 is essential viewing of this landmark in New Zealand working class history.

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Get out and vote

Seafarers Ben and Byron are voting in the General Election in September 2014 and having their say about the Government.

To find out more about how you can vote or get your workmates, friends and family voting, visit the union website www.getoutandvote.org.nz