I've been following the Distribution Workers strike all weekend, and hearing fantastic stories from the picket lines. But the company has escalated and locked the workers out. It's really important that we win this battle - the distribution workers currently have different rates at all four sites, and are fighting for a national agreement. The Employer has locked them out until they drop their claim for a national agreement.
We would appreciate any financial and moral support that can be given to these low paid workers who are trying to negotiate a single national agreement to close the gap of up to $2.50 an hour between the sites.You can also deposit money directly at 02-0200-0217968-00 with the reference “Supply Chain” (check out the official press release)
Please send you pledges of financial assistance and your messages of support to Laila Harré on firstname.lastname@example.org
Picket lines are in place as follows – please spend some time with the workers there:
· Auckland 80 Favona Rd Mangere (24 hours)
· Palmerston North Supply Chain on the corner of Mako mako Rd and Mihaere Dr
· Christchurch Supply Chains on Shands Rd and Columbo St
Keep an eye out for indymedia and Shelf Respect for updates(I still can't decide whether I love or hate that pun).