Dunedin stands in solidarity with Hillside
Dunedin South MP
21 December 2012
Dunedin stands in solidarity
Hillside’s engineering work
may have ended but Dunedin’s solidarity with the former
workers reveals a community united in its support, says
Labour’s Dunedin South MP Clare Curran.
we marked the end of 130 years of Hillside engineering. The
spirit of the community is strong and we are determined to
keep Hillside alive.
“Manufacturing is being
gutted under National and Hillside is the clearest example
of that decline. New Zealand communities across the country
have had to support workers who lost their jobs too often
“Labour stands in support of the
Hillside workers and the community on this immensely sad
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