Peter Conway Memorial Lecture

On the 19th of June we were pleased to host the third annual lecture in honour of Peter Conway; trade union leader, economist, internationalist and a founding Trustee of UnionAID, who sadly died in 2015.

Peter dedicated his life to advocating for working people in New Zealand and developing countries, particularly in the Pacific. These annual lectures keep that mission alive with guest speakers delivering new ideas for development and international unionism.

The lecture ‘Oliver Twist Demands Some More!’ delivered by Peter Harris looked at the forces behind stagnating wages for workers over the past three decades and the challenges these pose to trade unions.  In doing so he provided a unique insight into some of Peter Conway’s own thinking on New Zealand’s economic policy which is as relevant now as ever.

We were grateful to have the lecture recorded by the Alexander Turnbull Library and a copy of the lecture is available for you to listen to be clicking the play button below.

If the audio doesn’t play for you please email for a different format.

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