A Country Without Strikes: A Visit to the Compulsory Arbitration Court of New Zealand ; with Introduction by William Pember Reeves

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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 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 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 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 16 - It applies only to industries in which there are trade unions. 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 will not arbitrate...
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 xi - ... admit cheerfully that business is better and bad debts fewer than at any time in the last twenty years in the Colony.* The annual reports of the Chambers of Commerce and the periodical reviews of trade and business published by the New Zealand papers on both sides in politics tell the same tale.
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.

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