Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


'Wouldn't Wipe My Arse With Them'

'Wouldn't Wipe My Arse With Them': Wharfies' Supporters Call For Boycott Of Carter Holt Harvey Outlets And Products

Wood and paper product company Carter Holt Harvey is boosting profits by replacing the workers who load its products at South Island ports with cheap, casual, non-union labour.

Now struggling communities like Bluff and Port Chalmers are threatened with dozens of job losses only weeks before Christmas. The wharfies’ union and friends are fighting back with nationwide pickets and protests.

The attack on the wharfies is the tip of an iceberg: if Carter Holt Harvey succeed in imposing casualisation on the waterfront many more worksites will be threatened. In the United States one third of labour force is now casualised, and the real average wage has been in decline for decades.

Some Friends of the Wharfies are supporting the fight against casualisation by BOYCOTTING three consumer items that Carter Holt Harvey profits from:

Purex toilet paper, Softex tissues, and Libra tampons.

They are also BOYCOTTING Carter Holt Harvey retail outlets.

A poster calling for the boycott, which naturally carries the title WOULDN'T WIPE MY ARSE WITH THEM, can be downloaded from the internet address http://www.geocities.com/the_third_eye_website_pdfs/carter.PDF

Contact some Friends of the Wharfies at mbellard@ihug.co.nz


===== THIRD EYE - A Newsletter For People Who Hate The News. News, views and abuse from Pig Island, the Land of the Long White Cloud, written by a group of open-minded troublemakers. Online at http://www.geocities.com/the_third_eye_website/ also available in physical format.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Tax Working Group’s Road Map

Trying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark.

With so much still to be finalised, Sir Michael Cullen and his colleagues are going to need all the All Blacks’ fabled finishing skills to get a coherent, fiscally neutral package together by the February 2019 deadline. More>>


Meth Testing Report: Housing NZ "To Right Wrong"

Phil Twyford “Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered by either losing their tenancies, losing their possessions, being suspended from the public housing waiting list, negative effects on their credit ratings or, in the worst cases, being made homeless.” More>>


No Reshuffle: Meka Whaitiri Removed As A Minister

Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect... The decision was made after receiving a report into an incident that occurred on 27 August in Gisborne, involving Meka Whaitiri and one of her staff. More>>


Pay Equity Bill: Making History For Women’s Pay

The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, introduced to the House today, will make it easier for workers to make a pay equity claim , using a more simple and accessible process within New Zealand’s existing bargaining framework. More>>


Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote… Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.” More>>


Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>





InfoPages News Channels