history II

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

2nd July, 1974 : New Zealand has plunged into industrial crisis after the jailing of Communist union leader Bill Anderson. The Labour Government has split over the issue, and Auckland is without most essential services. Hundreds of workers, including drivers, seamen, boilermen, council workers, pulp and paper workers and storemen have walked off the job. Mr Anderson was jailed for contempt of court after his union refused to comply with a Supreme Court order to supply fuel to an Auckland ferry operator.

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