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Mother of five calls strike against Poverty Wages

Mother of five calls strike against Poverty Wages

Press Release: SuperSizeMyPay.Com/Unite Union

December 21, 2005

Shift Manager Susan Tuanui, mother of five, of Lincoln Rd KFC has called her workers out on a wildcat strike demanding $12, saying that the Government’ss announced minimum wage rise to $10.25 is still a poverty wage.

The strike will be running for no longer than 2 hours and Susan will be available for interview

KFC Shift Manager Susan said she supports five children and the pay rise will make little difference to how hard she has to work to afford to feed her family. She gets paid $9.86 an hour for a managerial role and will get around 50 cents more with the wage increase after tax is deducted.

KFC Lincoln Rd is corner of Lincoln Rd and Universal Drive.

The Unite Union led SuperSizeMyPay.Com demands $12 an hour now, the abolition of youth rates and secure hours for workers

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