Part one of three from this Gallery episode
Part two of three from this Gallery episode
Part three of three from this Gallery episode
In this legendary 1970 edition of current affairs show Gallery, interviewer Brian Edwards turns conciliator in a long-running industrial dispute. Post Office workers had imposed a go-slow after wage negotiations broke down. Producer Des Monaghan managed to get the Postmaster General Allan McCready and Ivan Reddish of the Post Office Association union into the studio together. In the interview’s final minutes, Edwards negotiated an agreement between the two men to stop union action, and go back into mediation. The programme won Edwards a Feltex Award for 'Best Performance as Frontman'.
All hail, O Brian Edwards! Last night on Gallery, alone and unafraid, in one of the most dramatic confrontations we’ve ever seen on New Zealand television he ended the Post Office “strike”.– The Taranaki Herald, 1970
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