Posted by: wellingtonsolidarity | September 13, 2010

Update #1

ANZ NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – Organised by Finsec

FRIDAY 3rd September
ANZ  branch, ground floor of ANZ Tower
215 Lambton Quay (on the corner of Featherston St and Lambton Quay)
11am – 2pm

We have stickers, leaflets and postcards to send through to the bank and all help with activity would be fantastic. Any noise-making ability is welcome too!
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Weekly JB-HiFi picket – Organised by Unite! Union

Friday 3rd September
Outside BNZ Centre in Willis Street
1pm-2pm

Support the ongoing struggle of JB HiFi workers!
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90 Day Bill Campaign – Picket Burger Fuel this weekend – Organised by Unite! Union

“Joanne Bartlett was fired on day 89 of her 90 day trial period at Mission Bay Burger Fuel. She was fired just after asking for more than one 10 minute break during her eight hour shift. Joanne received high grades in the company’s training program, has culinary school qualifications and regularly worked extra shifts when asked. No reason was given for her dismissal.” More details here (http://indymedia.org.nz/article/78886/picket-burger-fuel-saturday-4th-septembe)

Burger Fuel
101 Courtenay Place
Saturday 4th September
12-2pm

Posted by: wellingtonsolidarity | September 13, 2010

New Workers’ Solidarity Network

We currently experience the lowest rate of strikes and industrial action in our history. The law has constricted industrial action. We can only strike legally once negotiations have broken down. Any industrial action taken outside these strict laws can lead to unions copping massive fines, or suspension/instant dismissal of workers.

At the same time, there is clearly a need for industrial action. We work some of the longest hours in the OECD. Our real wages keep decreasing, so profits soar. Unemployment and the cost of living keeps increasing, so our debt deepens.

We are forming a new workers’ network in Wellington to support workers to fight for better wages and working conditions. We aim to support unionised and non-unionised workers to creatively get around these laws. We aim to win workplace struggles by generating effective community solidarity and publicity.

If you want to join our e-mail and text message list, please e-mail us on wellingtonsolidarity@gmail.com. We will send out texts and emails when your support is required at workplace actions.

You’re welcome to attend our foundation meeting: Tuesday August 31st at 7pm, upstairs meeting room, Wellington People’s Centre, Lukes Lane.

At this meeting, we will discuss our aims, tactics, funding mechanisms, and organisational structure. Your input is most welcome.

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