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.
The Maritime Union of New Zealand supports the ILWU struggle for decent jobs at the Port of Longview.
Two of New Zealand’s main transport unions have formed a strategic alliance focussed on the New Zealand waterfront.