A Country Without Strikes: A Visit to the Compulsory Arbitration Court of New Zealand

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Doubleday, Page, 1900 - Arbitration, Industrial - 183 pages

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Page 151 - Proceedings in the Court shall not be impeached or held bad for want of form, nor shall the same be removable to any Court by certiorari or otherwise ; and no award, order, or proceeding of the Court shall be liable to be challenged, appealed against, reviewed, quashed, or called in question by any Court of judicature on any account whatsoever.
Page 47 - ... union in preference to non-members, provided that there are members of the union equally qualified with non-members to perform the particular work required to be done, and ready and willing to undertake it.
Page 126 - The time will come," he said, " when manufactures will have been so long established, and the operatives not having any other business to flee to, that it will be in the power of any one man in a town to reduce the wages, and all the other manufacturers must follow.
Page 47 - An act to encourage the formation of industrial unions and associations and to facilitate the settlement of industrial disputes by conciliation and arbitration.
Page iii - A Country Without Strikes. A Visit to the Compulsory Arbitration, Court of New Zealand.
Page 126 - If ever it does arrive at this pitch, Parliament, if it be not then sitting, ought to be called together ; and if it cannot redress your grievances, its power is at an end. Tell me not that Parliament cannot, it is omnipotent to protect.
Page 16 - Law are : 1. It applies only to industries in which there are tradeunions. 2. It does not prevent private conciliation or arbitration. 3. Conciliation is exhausted by the state before it resorts to arbitration. 4. If conciliation is unsuccessful, the disputants must arbitrate. 5. Disobedience of the award may be punished or not at the discretion of the court. The compulsion of the law is threefold : compulsory publicity, compulsory reference to a disinterested arbiter — provided the disputants...
Page 122 - Court is intolerable to one side or the other?" asked the Times in January 1899. To begin with, Why assume that the awards of a competent tribunal will be "intolerable" to one side or the other? It is likely enough — nay, certain — that all awards may be disagreeable to somebody. But "intolerable" is a word which presupposes that awards are likely to be made which will involve one side or the other in ruin or drive it to desperation.
Page 117 - Is it conceivable that at the close of the nineteenth century either masters or men would submit to such a tyrannical judicial interference with their liberty?' " ' For five years ', replied one of the New Zealanders, 'masters and men have been submitting. They may not be satisfied. Where anywhere are there satisfied capitalists or laborers? Where is there an employer who would not like to pay less, where the workingman who would not like to get more? But they are all at work, though not satisfied....
Page xi - ... that business is better and bad debts fewer than at any time in the last twenty years.

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