Story: Ngā uniana – Māori and the union movement

Māori trade unionists’ hui

Māori trade unionists’ hui

Marie Normile, branch secretary of the Hawke’s Bay Hotel Workers Union, attended the 1986 Hui a Ngā Kaimahi Māori, where a separate trade union for Māori was proposed. Ultimately, the proposal was rejected and delegates resolved to seek better Māori input into unions.

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Cybèle Locke, 'Ngā uniana – Māori and the union movement - Māori women and unions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Cybèle Locke, published 11 Mar 2010