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Engineers strike for fair overtime rates

                                         

 

March 18, 2008

Media Release

 

Engineers strike for fair overtime rates

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union members at Stevenson Engineering in East Tamaki will begin two days of strike action tomorrow morning in protest at the company’s refusal to provide them with fair overtime rates.

The thirty six workers are striking for overtime after forty-five hours but the company is only offering overtime at fifty.

EPMU national secretary Andrew Little says tomorrow’s strike action is about industry standards.

“Union members fought hard to win a fair working week and it’s only reasonable that when these engineers have to work long hours they get decent compensation.

“Kiwi workers are well known for working long hours and our members are no exception, all they want is to be rewarded with industry standard overtime.”

Union members plan to picket the Stevenson Engineering premises at 61 Lady Ruby Drive, East Tamaki, from 7am tomorrow morning. The strike is expected to continue until Friday.

ENDS

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