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Pitiful Plight of Labor in New Zealand
Will Hope, Truth, 20 April 1912.
Reference no: J-044-002
Labour movement was divided by different philosophies and tactics
during the Liberals' final years in power. Favouring an independent
Labour Party, the weaker craft unions worked through the Liberals
to reform the arbitration system; unions belonging to the more militant
Federation of Labour, formed in 1909, were committed to forcing
better wages and working conditions through direct industrial action.
Hope was Truth's cartoonist before joining the New York Globe
in 1915 and later worked for the Daily Herald in London.
New Zealand Cartoon Archive 2008-09-08