Kōrero: Unions and employee organisations

Sonja Davies at an FoL meeting (1 o 3)

Sonja Davies at an FoL meeting

As more women entered the paid workforce, women eventually rose to the top of unions. Sonja Davies became an organiser for the Shop Employees’ Union in the early 1970s, and in 1978 was the first woman elected to the executive of the Federation of Labour. At this 1978 FoL conference she sits surrounded by male unionists.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1978/1637/26A
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Erik Olssen, 'Unions and employee organisations - Unions after 1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22280/sonja-davies-at-an-fol-meeting (accessed 20 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Erik Olssen, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010