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 124 - 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 149 - 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 45 - ... 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 45 - An Act to encourage the formation of industrial unions and associations and to facilitate the settlement of industrial disputes by conciliation and arbitration.
Page 120 - ... few cases he may run the risk of being fined once, but he will not lay himself open to a second penalty. That is the New Zealand experience. " How can the Act prevent industrial war when the award of the Court is intolerable to one side or the other?
Page 76 - Union in preference to non-unionists, provided that there are members of the union who are equally qualified with non-members to perform the particular work required to be done and are ready and willing to undertake it.
Page 164 - The duty of the Court is to pronounce such an award as will enable the particular trade to be carried on, and not to impose such conditions as would make it better for the employer to close his works or for the workmen to cease working, than to conform to...
Page 177 - Peaceable settlement with their men has been made possible for the majorities of the employers who wanted to arbitrate, but were prevented by minorities of their associates.
Page 176 - Workingmen, too, knowing that their income cannot be cut down nor locked out, can marry, buy land, build homes. 4. Disputes arise continually, new terms are fixed, but industry goes on without Interruption. 5. No factory has been closed by the act. 6. The country is more prosperous than ever. 7. The awards of arbitration fix a standard of living which other courts accept in deciding cases affecting workingmen.
Page 79 - The executive of the union shall use their best endeavours to verify all the entries contained in such book, and the union shall be answerable as for a breach of this award in case any entry therein shall...

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