National Distribution Union
|Full name||National Distribution Union|
|Key people||Robert Reid, general secretary|
|Office location||Auckland, New Zealand|
The National Distribution Union (NDU) was a national trade union in New Zealand. It was formed in 1986 as the Northern Distribution Union by the merger of The Northern Drivers Union, The Northern Stores and Warehouse Union, The Auckland and Gisborne Shop Employee Union, and The Northern Butchers and Grocers Union. A further merging of seven South Island unions led to the renaming to the current National Distribution Union.
The NDU has a notable history as a militant union, thanks to its industrial strategy of strike action and longtime leader Bill (William) Andersen.
The NDU had a membership of more than 20,000 and was affiliated with the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. It was also affiliated to various international federations through its four sectors; Retail & Entertainment, Transport Energy Stores, Textile Clothing Baking and the Wood Sector.
- NDU official site.
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