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Unionists Brave Rain For Employment Rights


Images by Lyndon Hood

Members of many unions today rallied at Parliament, protesting against Wayne Mapp's 90 day probationary employment bill. The crowd seemed smaller than the several thousand predicted by the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union - probably due to the steady rain falling during Wellington's lunchtime.

EPMU protest in the
rain
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EPMU protest in the
rain
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EPMU protest in the
rain
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Muddy Parliament
lawn
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In the wet weather, the protestors did some damage to Parliament's lawn

Richard Wagstaff of
the Public Service Association
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Richard Wagstaff of the Public Service Association

Protest against 90
day probationary employment bill
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Peter Tighe of
Australia's Communication, Electrical and Plumbing
Union
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Peter Tighe of Australia's Communication, Electrical and Plumbing Union

Sheltering from
rain under trees
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Campaign
collections at union rally
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