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Waterfront Workers' Union members in Wellington, listening to Union secretary Trevor Hansen during the protest preventing new Cook Strait ferry, the Straitsman, from sailing - Photographs taken by John Nicholson, 16 Apr 1992

Reference Number: EP/1992/2322-F

Waterfront Workers' Union members in Wellington, listening to Union secretary Trevor Hansen during the protest preventing new Cook Strait ferry, the 'Straitsman', from sailing. Photographs taken 16 April 1992, by Evening Post staff photographer John Nicholson.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Dye coupler photonegatives, related to New Zealand. Employment Contracts Act 1991, John Nicholson, Straitsman (Ship. Ferry), New Zealand Waterfront Workers Union, Wellington City, Labour disputes, Demonstrations - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Ferries - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Labour union members.

Part of:
Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PAColl-7327-2 (1639 digitised items)
The Dominion Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers, Reference Number PAColl-7327 (2038 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour original negative(s) (Individual image on negative strip)Dye coupler negative, 35mm. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The Union was angry the 'Straitman' was to have non-unionised crew as allowed under the Employment Contracts Act of 1991. Members blocked the ship's entrance, preventing two trucks from loading about 150 cattle.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "The Dominion Post Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library".

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