The leaders of a trade union for lawyers established in New Zealand last year say its numbers are growing rapidly as the firm campaigns to ensure young lawyers are not underpaid.

The Aotearoa Legal Workers’ Union was formed in February 2019 to represent lawyers and other workers in the legal workplace. It aims to stop what it says is the “unfair treatment” of younger lawyers and to represent marginalized groups of legal workers, including women, people in the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, the disabled and New Zealand’s indigenous people, the Maori.

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