The job of the full-time trade union official

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This paper examines the work activities and work patterns of 91 New Zealand full-time union officials located at different levels in the paid trade union structure. While officials with managerial responsibilities in their unions allocated their work-time to various tasks differently compared to those in non-managerial positions, broad similarities existed in terms of how and when managerial and non-managerial union officials worked. The findings are discussed in terrns of the current legislative climate in New Zealand.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-322
Number of pages10
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • sociology of work
  • union officers
  • managerial attitude
  • New Zealand


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