Story: Ngā uniana – Māori and the union movement

Picketing Gear Meat works (1st of 2)

Picketing Gear Meat works

Striking workers from Gear Meat freezing works in Petone picket the plant with their children – from left, Thomas Meihana with seven-month-old Selina, Glen Rainford and 12-month-old Hemi, and Malcolm McAllister with Kimiora, five months. The sign indicates they are into the sixth week of the strike in 1981.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1981/1406/30A
Photograph by Peter Avery

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How to cite this page:

Cybèle Locke, 'Ngā uniana – Māori and the union movement - Recession: 1970s–1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Cybèle Locke, published 11 Mar 2010