ILO in New Zealand

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    About the ILO in New Zealand

    As well as being a founding member of the ILO, joining in 1919, New Zealand has a unique record on issues of labour and social justice. In 1893 New Zealand became the first country in the world to give women the vote. It was also the first to legislate for an eight hour working day, so paving the way for the ILO’s Hours of Work (Industry) Convention in 1919.