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


"I’m Union" May Day Rally

An "I'm Union" campaign will be launched at a Wellington Unions May Day rally in Cuba Mall at lunchtime on May Day, Tuesday May 1st

Pat Bolster, Secretary of the Wellington Affiliates Council of the NZCTU, sees the launch as being a celebratory occasion. "There will be live music - the Brass Razoo Solidarity Band, and Choir Choir Pants on Fire: a few speakers, including NZCTU President, Ross Wilson and a sausage sizzle. May Day, the day when workers around the world celebrate common cause is especially important given that Globalisation is threatening rights at the workplace everywhere”, he said.

The "I'm Union" campaign is designed to increase solidarity amongst workers in New Zealand workplaces. The first sign of this will be people wearing "I’m Union" stickers and thus able to easily recognise that colleagues are union members. Too frequently people are not aware that there are other union members in a workplace, when actually there are a large number. With the end of the Employment Contracts Act regime people need no longer feel isolated, afraid, and individualised. This campaign will help bring workers together.

The rally will start at 12:30 and run until 1:30, after which it is understood other groups wishing to celebrate May Day will take the stage.

Pat Bolster
26th April 2001

For further information contact:
Pat Bolster phone 384-9321, or
Michael Gilchrist phone 385-1334

© 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