June 21, 2006
First Work Rights, Our Right rally
Some 250 workers rallied in Whangarei today as the Work Rights, Our Right! campaign gathers momentum.
Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union national secretary Andrew Little, who launched the campaign against the National Party’s 90-day no-rights-at-work bill in Wellington yesterday, said that workers were vehement in their opposition to the proposed law.
“Politicians should not underestimate the strength of feeling on this,” he said.
“Working people at today’s rally in Whangarei said that they were not going to stand by and let basic rights of fairness and decency be stripped away.”
The Whangarei rally was the first of many planned around the country, including a mass rallies in Wellington on July 20 and in Christchurch on July 22. A newspaper advertising campaign started today.