Compulsory Arbitration in New Zealand

This book traces the history of one of New Zealand's most famous laws, the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act of 1894.


Author: James Holt

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 9781869406615

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This book traces the history of one of New Zealand's most famous laws, the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act of 1894. Holt explains how the law was enacted and how it was transformed by judges over the next forty years into something which had not been envisaged by W. P. Reeves and his fellow legislators. By not only resolving labour disputes but also fixing minimum wages, maximum hours and conditions of employment, the court achieved a pivotal influence on New Zealand economic, social and political life.

A Country Without Strikes

This 1900 publication outlines the positive impact of New Zealand's 1894 Arbitration Act on labour relations and workers' welfare.


Author: Henry Demarest Lloyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108039475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

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This 1900 publication outlines the positive impact of New Zealand's 1894 Arbitration Act on labour relations and workers' welfare.

Research Handbook of Comparative Employment Relations

Holt, J. (1986), Compulsory Arbitration in New Zealand: The First Forty Years, Auckland: Auckland University Press. Howard, W. (1983), 'Trade unions and the arbitration system', in B. Head (eds), State and Economy in Australia, ...


Author: Michael Barry

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857936318

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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'Besides a well-written introduction by the two editors, the book presents seventeen other chapters, some by well-known writers on the subject or related social sciences. . . This is a substantial resource book for scholars and students of comparative ER, especially for those who look towards the evolution of ER in the new economic world that is in formation, and in a comparative perspective. . . the book contains intellectually stimulating analyses of employee relations realities across the globe. . . Scholars belonging to different disciplinary perspectives, from which ER has been studied in the past, will also find in it a good reference material of comparative analyses. . . The publishers too deserve accolades for their professionalism and first rate copy-editing and production.' – Debi S. Saini, Vision – the Journal of Business Perspectives 'The book is a comprehensive volume of studies on employment relations in a wide variety of settings. . .an enriching compendium.' – Silvia Florea, Management of Sustainable Development The Research Handbook of Comparative Employment Relations is an essential resource for those seeking to understand contemporary developments in the world of work, and the way in which employment relations systems are evolving around the world. Special consideration is given to the impact of globalisation and the role of multinational corporations, including their consequences for the fate of workers' rights under existing national systems of employment relations (ER) regulation. This Handbook is unique in taking an explicitly comparative approach by discussing ER developments through a series of paired country comparisons. These chapters include a wide selection of countries from all regions, looking beyond those that are frequently discussed. The expert contributors also examine comparative issues from a range of perspectives, including industrial and employment relations, political economy, comparative politics, and cross-cultural studies. These impressive features make this important reference tool the most comprehensive of its kind. Academics and students in final-year undergraduate and postgraduate courses interested in employment relations will find this compendium enriching and insightful.

Richard Seddon King of God s Own

89 See chapter 8 and Holt, Compulsory Arbitration in New Zealand, p. 47. 90 The Governor's speech mentioned consolidation of the Labour laws – NZPD, 1900, 111, p. 8. 91 Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Amendment Act, ...


Author: Tom Brooking

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781742539294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 584

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**2014 Must Read**Otago Daily Times 'The life, the health, the intelligence, and the morals of the nation count for more than riches, and I would rather have this country free from want and squalor and unemployed than the home of multi-millionaires.'-Richard Seddon, 1905 *** Casting a long shadow over New Zealand history, Richard John Seddon, Premier from 1893 to his untimely death in 1906, held a clear vision for the country he led. Pushing New Zealand in more egalitarian directions than ever before, he was both the builder and the maintenance man - if not the architect - of our country. Challenging popular opinion of New Zealand's longest-serving Prime Minister as a ruthless pragmatist, cunning misogynist and Imperialistic jingoist, this landmark biography of Seddon presents an altogether more sympathetic, erudite appraisal. Reconciling two generations of New Zealand scholarship, Richard Seddon: King of God's Own demonstrates that, while holding fast to common ideals, Seddon was successful by mastering the art of the possible. He knew instinctively what his electorate would tolerate and remained in step with public opinion. Despite contradictions in his attitudes towards other races, he fought to ensure privilege did not become entrenched in what he envisioned as a white man's utopia. In this perceptive new evaluation, political historian Tom Brooking explains Seddon's complex relationship with Maori and shows how he in fact held a progressively bi-cultural vision for the future of 'God's Own Country'. Seddon was no saint. Somewhat autocratic and given to petty nepotism, he nevertheless remains the most dominant political leader in our country's history. Internationally, his high profile within the Empire helped put New Zealand on the map. Domestically, he sought a middle ground between free-market extremism and full-blown socialism. And more privately, Seddon was a devoted family man, his actions shaped much more by his supportive wife and assertive daughters than has previously been realised. Richard Seddon: King of God's Own is a superlative achievement in New Zealand history writing. Absorbing, wide-ranging and beautifully articulated, it reframes and repositions one of the founding fathers of modern New Zealand. *** 'The definitive biography of one of New Zealand's most influential political leaders.' -Paul Moon, author of New Zealand in the Twentieth Century 'King of God's Own is a nuanced and generous assessment of our most famous Premier, a man very much of his own time.' -Gavin McLean, co-editor of the bestselling Frontier of Dreams: The Story of New Zealand 'An excellent biography, and a major revision of an important period in this country's history.' -Barry Gustafson, acclaimed biographer of Sir Keith Holyoake, Sir Robert Muldoon and Michael Joseph Savage Also available as an eBook

Committee Prints

The experience of Australia and New Zealand , gate the right to strike , which was protected for workers in where compulsory arbitration was not limited to national - emergency tuberce by the Taft - Hartley Act . This decision , invali ...


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare


ISBN: UOM:39015038720085



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United States Congressional Serial Set

H. D. Lloyd , in his book eulogizing the New Zealand compulsory arbitration law , entitled A Country Without Strikes , says : But it is not really correct to say that this is a case of wages " fixed by law . " The law has not fixed the ...




ISBN: UCAL:B3989739



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The State in New Zealand 1840 198

The Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1894 is regarded by some commentators as the legislation that did ... of the political situation which allowed compulsory arbitration to become law in New Zealand ... was that the unions, ...


Author: Michael Bassett

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 9781869407889

Category: History

Page: 445

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In this innovative study Michael Bassett, historian and former politician, explores how and why the state became such an active and interventionist player in New Zealand life, developing, subsidising and regulating the economy and protecting citizens from the cradle to the grave. He looks in detail at the many schemes in which a paternalistic government became involved, especially the extensive social programmes. These were taken for granted by the people but from the 1960s were increasingly difficult to sustain economically. By 1984, he concludes, this process of intervention had to be slowed. Drawing on departmental archives, many not previously consulted by historians, The State in New Zealand covers in a new way, and with clarity and style, a subject of great contemporary interest.

Labor management Relations

Despite the intent at finality , Peck , in his report , concludes that compulsory arbitration has not done its job in preventing work stoppages in Australia and New Zealand : “ The experience of Australia and New Zealand , where ...


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor


ISBN: LOC:00185440424

Category: Labor laws and legislation

Page: 4175

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