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Tongan strike leader coming to NZ

1 September 2005

Tongan strike leader coming to NZ

Tongan strike leader Fotu Fisi'iahi will be coming from Tonga to address the Auckland March in support of the strike this Saturday.

Auckland Tongan community leader Will Ilolahia said he expected hundreds of people to be marching to show their solidarity with the people of Tonga. "We are absolutely delighted that Fotu will be here to explain the issues to our people. There is tremendous support for the strike and we beleive the march will add crtical pressure on the regime to meet the workers demands." Trade Unionists in Auckland are organising to get members along to show their solidarity.

Also speaking at Saturday's march will be Council of Trade Unions Secretary Carol Beaumont, Green MP Keith Locke, Nurses Union leader Laila Harre, Global Peace and Justice Auckland spokesperson Mike Treen and representatives of the Tongan community.

The protest will be assembling at the bottom of Queen St at 12 noon for a march to Aotea Square where a rally will be held.

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