Distribution Union Supports Hikoi
The National Distribution Union Rununga supports the foreshore and seabed hikoi. It’s about rights, said Syd Keepa, Apiha Maori organiser of the National Distribution Union..
He also called on other unions to come out and support the hikoi. Their silence is deafening, he said. There are 300,000 union members in Aotearoa. Between 15% and 18% are Maori so unions owe it to those Maori members, most of who would support the hikoi.
My union has been involved in the hikoi since it started. In fact three of our Maori delegates, and many Maori members of the National Distribution Union carried placards over the Auckland Harbour Bridge stating that fact and will be present when the hikoi arrives at Parliament. Hopefully other unions will also become involved.
Syd Keepa Apiha Maori