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May Day Celebrations

The Wellington Local Affiliates Council of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is strongly supporting the May Day celebrations in the capital, this Saturday May 1st.

Trade unions around the world will be calling for respect for what is typically taken for granted - the energy and commitment that employees put into their work. The business pages of typically taken up the discussion about methods of encouraging greater financial investment. Workers around the world this Saturday will be calling for at least a similar encouragement to be given to labour.

Following a march from the Cenotaph, there will be speakers and a concert at Civic Square starting at approximately 2:00 p.m. The proposed programme is appended.


2:05 M.C. – Mike Williams welcome 2:10 Carol Beaumont - Secretary NZCTU 2:15 Don Franks – musician 2:25 Nurses Organisation of Speaker(s) 2:30 Choir Choir Pants on Fire 2:40 Min Lwin (Burmese Trade Unions) 2:45 The Carnys group 3:15 Don Carson – Peace Movement 3:20 M.C. Dissident group 3:35 Teanau Tuiono – Maori perspectives 3:40 Dead Vicious group 4:10 Mea’ole Keil (NZCTU Komiti Pasefika) 4:15 Mr. Sterile Assembly group 4:45 Susanna Ounei (Kanaky/New Caledonia) 4:50 Deadline band 5:20

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