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More Workers Join Skinny Santa Protest

More Workers Join Skinny Santa Protest

November 21, 2008


Media Release from the National Distribution Union 

Workers from Farmers stores in the Auckland area are walking off the job and holding a stopwork meeting to discuss their stalled pay negotiations as part of the Skinny Santa protest in Queen Street today.

Maxine Gay, NDU Retail Sector Secretary says the protest is a chance for low paid workers in Auckland to show they are fed up with struggling to make ends meet.

The Unite union and a Green Party MP will also join the protest.

“Workers from the Unite union have decided to join us. Many Unite members in the fast food industry are paid the same sort of ridiculously low wages as our members in the Farmers stores.”

Ms Gay says the Green Party has a policy of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and MP Keith Locke will be speaking to workers about that policy at the end of the parade.

Skinny Santa Parade

11. 30 am today

Queen Elizabeth Square to Aotea Square


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